Medical Dictionary

hydroxyprogesterone

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noun hy·droxy·pro·ges·ter·one \hī-ˌdräk-sē-prō-ˈjes-tə-ˌrōn\
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17α–hydroxyprogesterone

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Medical Definition of hydroxyprogesterone

  1. :  a synthetic derivative of progesterone used especially in the form of its caproate C27H40O4 in progestational therapy (as for amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding)


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