progesterone: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (prō-jes'tu-rōn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a hormone, CHO, that prepares the uterus for the fertilized ovum and maintains pregnancy.
  2. 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.
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