Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.


Any of various substances having progestational effects, usually including both progesterone and the progestins.


(prəʊˈdʒɛstədʒən) or


(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
References in periodicals archive ?
But with the commonly used conjugated equine estrogen, plus progestogen (natural or synthetic progesterone), the dosage does matter.
Lot 1: monophasic oral contraceptive progestogen - estrogen: Ethinylestradiol 0.
Keywords: Arterial thromboembolism combined hormonal contraceptives, IUCD, oral contraceptives, progesterone, progestogen only contraceptives, vaginal ring, venous thromboembolism, tubectomy.
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.
The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, found those taking oestrogen plus progestogen HRT were 2.
The new study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, found that those taking oestrogen plus progestogen HRT were 2.
Estimates say that at least one in ten women in their 50s in the United Kingdom use combined HRT that has both estrogen and progestogen.
The latter is often called progestogen, which is a synthetic form of progesterone because the natural one can't be absorbed by mouth.
An endometrial response to unopposed estrogen is hyperplasia, so progestogen is added to protect the endometrium against the uncontrolled proliferation (progestogen induces endometrial secretory transformation).
For women under 60 years of age or fewer than 10 years past menopause who have bothersome vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and are without contraindications, the guideline suggests initiating estrogen therapy, supplemented by a progestogen for those women who have a uterus (J Clin Endocrinol Metab.
Fallon had been taking a Pill with a progestogen hormone called levonorgestrel, which the study says is among the lowest risk as a second-generation Pill, but it is still two-and-a-half times more likely to cause clots than not taking any oral contraceptives.

Full browser ?