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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 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.
The partnership is with Bayer HealthCare, the maker of the Jadelle progestogen implants, and will benefit some 27 million women.
Women who still have a uterus need to take a progestogen (progesterone or a similar product) along with the estrogen to prevent cancer of the uterus.
Certain pharmacists in the city are offering two types of LARCs: * the contraceptive injection which contains progestogen and is repeated every 12 weeks, and; * the implant - a small rod which is placed under the skin - usually in the upper arm - and slowly releases progestogen.
The WHI trial did demonstrate an increase in breast cancer incidence in women treated with estrogen and progestogen, Premarin, and Provera.
It's a small plastic Tshaped device that sits in the uterus and releases the hormone progestogen.
In the words of Jacques Rossouw, principal investigator of the WHI study: 'The Women's Health Initiative study results tell us that during one year, among 10 000 postmenopausal women with a uterus (as opposed to those who have had the uterus removed) who are taking oestrogen plus progestogen, 8 more will have invasive breast cancer, 7 more will have a heart attack, 8 more will have a stroke, and 18 more will have blood clot in the lungs and legs, than will a similar group of 10 000 women not taking these hormones.
The study found that women taking pills containing a progestogen called levonorgestrel (for example, Microgynon) had the lowest risk of thrombosis.
This report focuses on contraceptives that combine estrogen and progestogen as well as the same combination used in menopause therapy.
Estrogen alone will be referred to as ET and estrogen in combination with a progestogen as EPT.
Until 1975, those pills contained a "high-dose" of estrogen and progestogen and sometimes caused heart attacks, strokes and blood clots.

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