from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A natural or synthetic progestational substance that mimics some or all of the actions of progesterone.
- n. 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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- n. A synthetic progestagen intended to mimic the effects of progesterone, often for contraceptive purposes.
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- n. any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
One of the acting ingredients in almost every oral contraceptive on the market is a hormone called progestin, which works in combination with estrogen to both prevent the egg from dropping and to prevent sperm from moving into the uterus.
Drospirenone is a type of female sex hormone called a progestin.
Now, estrogen works great when it gets paired up with, or balanced by, another ovarian messenger called progestin, which gets released from the egg sac called a corpus luteum after the follicle ships out its egg.
Taking a progestin is the only recourse to keeping a healthy endometrium—even though it does detract from the excellent benefits that estrogen has to impart.
Oral contraceptives all contain a synthetic form of estrogen ethinyl estradiol and a synthetic form of progesterone called progestin; the latter comes in various forms that distinguishes products. h4 class="regseriflbl large"More related to this story More polls
Birth control pills all contain a synthetic form of estrogen usually ethinyl estradiol and a synthetic form of progesterone called progestin; they come in various forms that distinguish products.
A progestin is a synthetic chemical that mimics the progesterone your body makes but is far stronger and, as a result, carries with it a huge number of negative side effects.
A small intrauterine device made of plastic, which contains the hormone progestin, that is inserted into the uterus by a health care provider to prevent pregnancy.
Wyeth speaker and "advisory board member" according to the journal, would replace the "bad guy" progestin which is causing all the problems in hormone therapy.
The birth control method such as progestin-only OCs only has a 0.5% pregnancy rate after a single year of correct usage according to my epidemiology lecture slides.