medroxyprogesterone acetate

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noun me·droxy·pro·ges·ter·one acetate \me-ˌdräk-sē-prō-ˈje-stə-ˌrōn-\
variants: or

medroxyprogesterone

Definition of medroxyprogesterone acetate

  1. :  a synthetic progesterone C24H34O4 that is administered by injection as a long-acting contraceptive or is taken orally especially to treat amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding and in conjunction with estrogen to relieve the symptoms of menopause and prevent osteoporosis

Origin and Etymology of medroxyprogesterone acetate

medr-, alteration of methylhydroxyl containing a methyl and hydroxyl group + oxy + progesterone


First Known Use: 1960


Medical Dictionary

medroxyprogesterone acetate

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noun me·droxy·pro·ges·ter·one acetate \me-ˌdräk-sē-prō-ˈjes-tə-ˌrōn-\
variants: also

medroxyprogesterone

Medical Definition of medroxyprogesterone acetate

  1. :  a synthetic progesterone C24H34O4 that is administered orally especially to treat amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding and in conjunction with conjugated estrogens to relieve the symptoms of menopause and to prevent osteoporosis and that is administered by injection as a long-acting contraceptive Medroxyprogesterone acetate is marketed under the trademarks Provera and Depo-Provera and when used in combination with conjugated estrogens, under the trademarks Prempro and Premphase.


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