Definition of medroxyprogesterone acetate
Origin and Etymology of medroxyprogesterone acetate
medr-, alteration of methylhydroxyl containing a methyl and hydroxyl group + oxy + progesterone
First Known Use: 1960See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of medroxyprogesterone acetate
: 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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