progesterone: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prō-jes'tu-rōn"), [key]
- a hormone, CHO, that prepares the uterus for the fertilized ovum and maintains pregnancy.
- a commercial form of this compound, obtained from the corpus luteum of pregnant sows or synthesized: used in the treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea, threatened or recurrent abortion, etc.
- progesterone (Thesaurus)