Definition of progesterone in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A steroid hormone released by the corpus luteum that stimulates the uterus to prepare for pregnancy.
- You stick it on your skin and it releases two hormones - oestrogen and progesterone.
- During pregnancy, the amount of two female hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, increases.
- The ovaries also produce the female hormones, oestrogen and progesterone.
Definition of progesterone in:
- US English dictionary
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