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pro·ges·to·gen

 (prō-jĕs′tə-jən)
n.
Any of various substances having progestational effects, usually including both progesterone and the progestins.

progestogen

(prəʊˈdʒɛstədʒən) or

progestin

n
(Biochemistry) any of a group of steroid hormones that have progesterone-like activity, used in oral contraceptives and in treating gynaecological disorders
[C20: from progest(erone) + -o- + -gen]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.progestogen - any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
sex hormone, steroid hormone, steroid - any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
Lipo-Lutin, progesterone - a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy
megestrol, megestrol acetate - a synthetic progestational compound used to treat endometrial carcinoma
norethandrolone, norethindrone, norethindrone acetate, Norlutin - a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis
norethynodrel - a progesterone derivative used in oral contraceptives and in the control of menstruation and the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding
norgestrel - synthetic progestin used in oral contraceptives
medroxyprogesterone, Provera - a progestin compound (trade name Provera) used to treat menstrual disorders
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For every 100 women using oestrogen plus daily progestogen MHT, two extra cases of breast cancer were identified between age 50 and 69, according to researchers from the University of Oxford.
HRT containing oestrogen AND progestogen is higher, with continuous progestogen having a greater risk than intermittent.
For every 100 women using oestrogen plus daily progestogen MHT, two extra cases of breast cancer were identified between age 50-69, according to researchers from the University of Oxford.
The OC pill formulation used in this study contained the progestogen ethynodiol diacetate, which is not used routinely in modern clinical practice.
Back in the early 1990s, we published findings from studies showing that natural progesterone provided benefits to menopausal and postmenopausal woman (including reduced breast cancer risk) in contrast to a synthetic progestogen (medroxyprogesterone acetate).
But with the commonly used conjugated equine estrogen, plus progestogen (natural or synthetic progesterone), the dosage does matter.
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A statewide progestogen promotion program that aimed to reduce early premature births in Ohio by 10% is exceeding its goals, thanks to a joint effort of maternity hospitals and clinics, Ohio's Medicaid program, Medicaid insurers, and service agencies.
The injections contained a long-acting form of progestogen, a hormone which blocks sperm production controlled by the pituitary gland.
Research in the British Journal of Cancer found those taking oestrogen plus progestogen HRS were 2.74 times more likely to get the disease.
The new study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, found that those taking oestrogen plus progestogen HRT were 2.74 times more likely to develop breast cancer.
The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, found those taking oestrogen plus progestogen HRT were 2.74 times more likely to develop breast cancer.

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