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progestational

 [pro″jes-ta´shun-al]
1. favoring gestation; referring to the phase of the menstrual cycle just before menstruation, when there are changes in the endometrium preparatory to implantation of the zygote should fertilization occur.
2. having effects similar to those of progesterone; see under agent.

pro·ges·ta·tion·al

(prō'jes-tā'shŭn-ăl),
1. Favoring pregnancy; conducive to gestation; capable of stimulating the uterine changes essential for implantation and growth of a fertilized ovum.
2. Referring to progesterone, or to a drug with progesteronelike properties.

progestational

/pro·ges·ta·tion·al/ (pro″jes-ta´shun-al)
1. referring to that phase of the menstrual cycle just before menstruation, when the corpus luteum is active and the endometrium secreting.
2. having effects similar to those of progesterone; see also under agent.

progestational

(prō′jĕs-tā′shə-nəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the phase of the menstrual cycle immediately following ovulation, characterized by secretion of progesterone.
2.
a. Of or relating to progesterone and its actions.
b. Having actions similar to progesterone. Used of a drug.

progestational

[prō′jestā′shənəl]
Etymology: Gk, pro + L, gestare, to bear
pertaining to a drug with effects similar to those of progesterone, the hormone produced by the corpus luteum and adrenal cortex during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle that prepares the uterus for reception of the fertilized ovum. Natural and synthetic preparations of progesterone and its derivative medroxyPROGESTERone acetate are used in the treatment of secondary amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding. Progestational compounds, such as norethindrone and norgestrel, are constituents of oral contraceptives. The use of progestins to prevent habitual or threatened abortion is no longer recommended.

pro·ges·ta·tion·al

(prō'jes-tā'shŭn-ăl)
1. Favoring pregnancy; conducive to gestation; capable of stimulating the uterine changes essential for implantation and growth of a fertilized ovum.
2. Referring to progesterone, or to a drug with progesteronelike properties.

progestational

preceding gestation; referring to changes in the endometrium preparatory to implantation of the developing ovum should fertilization occur.

progestational agent (hormone)
a group of hormones secreted by the corpus luteum and placenta and, in small amounts, by the adrenal cortex, including progesterone, Δ4-3-ketopregnen-20(α)-ol, and Δ4-3-ketopregnene-20(β)-ol; agents having progestational activity are also produced synthetically.