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progestogen

Syllabification: pro·ges·to·gen
Pronunciation: /prōˈjestəjən
 
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Definition of progestogen in English:

noun

Biochemistry
Another term for progestin.
Example sentences
  • Unlike natural progesterone, synthetic progestogens are not metabolized into GABA-ergic neuroactive steroids.
  • The combined oral contraceptive pill (which combines oestrogen with a progestogen - a synthetic form of progesterone) is effective at reducing bleeding and making bleeding more regular.
  • It contains a slow-release store of a synthetic progestogen hormone and is repeated every 12 weeks for as long as needed.

Origin

1940s: from progestin + -gen.

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