progestin

noun
pro·​ges·​tin | \ prō-ˈje-stən How to pronounce progestin (audio) \

Definition of progestin

: progestogen especially : a synthetic progesterone (such as levonorgestrel)

Examples of progestin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But manufacturers cut estrogen and progestin doses to reduce risks. Robert D. Mcfadden, BostonGlobe.com, "George Rosenkranz, a developer of the birth control pill, dies at 102," 26 June 2019 But manufacturers cut estrogen and progestin doses to reduce risks. Robert D. Mcfadden, BostonGlobe.com, "George Rosenkranz, a developer of the birth control pill, dies at 102," 26 June 2019 But manufacturers cut estrogen and progestin doses to reduce risks. Robert D. Mcfadden, BostonGlobe.com, "George Rosenkranz, a developer of the birth control pill, dies at 102," 26 June 2019 But manufacturers cut estrogen and progestin doses to reduce risks. Robert D. Mcfadden, BostonGlobe.com, "George Rosenkranz, a developer of the birth control pill, dies at 102," 26 June 2019 The culprit could be the pill or another hormonal contraceptive, like a progestin IUD but that's not always the case. Glamour, "10 Mental and Physical Factors That Might Be Causing Low Libido," 22 May 2019 But manufacturers cut estrogen and progestin doses to reduce risks. Robert D. Mcfadden, BostonGlobe.com, "George Rosenkranz, a developer of the birth control pill, dies at 102," 26 June 2019 But manufacturers cut estrogen and progestin doses to reduce risks. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "George Rosenkranz, a Developer of the Birth Control Pill, Dies at 102," 23 June 2019 Doctors can typically treat intense bleeding that causes large period clots with hormonal birth control that contains progestin to thin your uterine lining, Dr. Minkin explains. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s When to See a Doctor About Period Clots," 1 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of progestin

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for progestin

pro- + gestation + -in entry 1

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25 Oct 2019

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The first known use of progestin was in 1945

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progestin

noun
pro·​ges·​tin | \ prō-ˈjest-ən How to pronounce progestin (audio) \

Medical Definition of progestin

: progesterone especially : a synthetic progesterone (as levonorgestrel)

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