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progestin

Line breaks: pro|ges¦tin
Pronunciation: /prə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛstɪn
 
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Definition of progestin in English:

noun

Biochemistry
Another term for progestogen.
Example sentences
  • HRT is made up of two types of hormones, oestrogens and progestins, or synthetic progesterone.
  • It is well known that gonadal steroids such as progestins, androgens and estrogens are produced by the ovary under the influence of gonadotropins.
  • Reported androgenic effects of synthetic progestins include fluid retention, reduction of HDL cholesterol levels, headaches and mood disturbance.

Origin

1930s: from pro-1 + gestation + -in1.

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