hydroxyprogesterone

noun

hy·​droxy·​pro·​ges·​ter·​one hī-ˌdräk-sē-prō-ˈjes-tə-ˌrōn How to pronounce hydroxyprogesterone (audio)
variants or 17α-hydroxyprogesterone
: 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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“Hydroxyprogesterone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hydroxyprogesterone. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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