progestogen

noun
pro·​ges·​to·​gen | \ prō-ˈje-stə-jən How to pronounce progestogen (audio) \

Definition of progestogen

: a naturally occurring or synthetic progestational steroid

Other Words from progestogen

progestogenic \ prō-​ˌje-​stə-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce progestogen (audio) \ adjective

Examples of progestogen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Take, for example, menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), which is estrogen (and the addition of a progestogen for women with a uterus to prevent the estrogen from causing endometrial cancer). Dr. Jennifer Gunter, Glamour, 19 Oct. 2020 My options reduced, the progestogen-only pill (POP) was all that was left. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 8 Sep. 2020 For example, for women who took treatments involving estrogen plus daily progestogen for five years, the rate of breast cancer was 8.3 per every 100 women. chicagotribune.com, 19 Sep. 2019 For Thornton’s lab, this means the estrogen receptor and a related receptor that handles other steroid hormones like androgens, progestogens, and corticosteroids. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of progestogen

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for progestogen

progestational + -ogen (as in estrogen)

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“Progestogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/progestogen. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for progestogen

progestogen

noun
pro·​ges·​to·​gen
variants: also progestagen \ -​ˈjes-​tə-​jən How to pronounce progestogen (audio) \

Medical Definition of progestogen

: a naturally occurring or synthetic progestational steroid

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