Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various substances having progestational effects; a progestin.

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  • noun biochemistry, steroid drug Alternative spelling of progestagen.

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  • noun any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[pro– + gest(ation) + –gen.]

Examples

  • The term progestogen refers to a class of substances that includes the natural progesterone in our bodies and synthetic progestins used in hormone treatment.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The term progestogen refers to a class of substances that includes the natural progesterone in our bodies and synthetic progestins used in hormone treatment.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The term progestogen refers to a class of substances that includes the natural progesterone in our bodies and synthetic progestins used in hormone treatment.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The term progestogen refers to a class of substances that includes the natural progesterone in our bodies and synthetic progestins used in hormone treatment.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The other type is called the progestogen-only pill (POP), or the "mini-pill".

    Chapter 19

  • Implanon is a long-acting contraceptive implant containing the active ingredient etonogestrel, a synthetic progestogen.

    Merck Backs Contraceptive Amid Complaints

  • Last year the Food and Drug Administration approved Depo-Provera, an injection of the synthetic hormone progestogen: taken once every three months, it prevents ovulation.

    If You Don't Like Implants...

  • Norplant works the same way, except that its progestogen is released more slowly, with fewer side effects.

    If You Don't Like Implants...

  • For example, adding a little more progestogen in your contraceptive cocktail often does the trick.

    Farewell to 'The Curse'?

  • More important, the risk of breast cancer climbs with longer-term use of hormones (particularly estrogen plus progestogen), which eventually tips the overall benefit-risk balance into unfavorable territory for most women.

    Is Estrogen for You?

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