Progestin meaning

prō-jĕs'tĭn
A natural or synthetic progestational substance that mimics some or all of the actions of progesterone.
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A crude hormone of the corpus luteum from which progesterone can be isolated in pure form. No longer in scientific use.
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Any of various natural or synthetic steroidal hormones, as progesterone, that cause progestational activity, used in birth control pills, in hormone therapy, etc.
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Any of several synthetic progestational substances that mimic some or all of the actions of progesterone, used as contraceptives either alone or in combination with estrogen, and with estrogen in hormone replacement therapy.
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(chemistry) A synthetic progestagen intended to mimic the effects of progesterone, often for contraceptive purposes.
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Origin of progestin

  • pro– gest(ation) –in
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition