esterified estrogens


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es·ter·i·fied es·tro·gens

a mixture of the sodium salts of sulfate esters of estrogenic substances; used for oral estrogen therapy.

esterified estrogens,

n.pl brand names: Estabs, Estratab, Menest;
drug class: synthetic estrogen;
action: required for development, maintenance, and adequate function of female reproductive system by increasing synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid, ribonucleic acid, and selected proteins; decreases release of gonadotropine-releasing hormone; inhibits ovulation and helps maintain bone structure;
uses: menopause, breast cancer, prostatic cancer, hypogonadism, ovariectomy, primary ovarian failure.