medroxyprogesterone acetate

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

Definition of medroxyprogesterone acetate 

: 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

First Known Use of medroxyprogesterone acetate

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for medroxyprogesterone acetate

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

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The first known use of medroxyprogesterone acetate was in 1960

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medroxyprogesterone acetate

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

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

Note: 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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