progestin

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progestin

 [pro-jes´tin]
1. progestational agent.
2. a progestational agent secreted by the corpus luteum and stimulating release of proteolytic enzymes in preparation for ovulation and maturation of the endometrium.

pro·ges·tin

(prō-jes'tin),
1. A hormone of the corpus luteum.
2. Generic term for any substance, natural or synthetic, which effects some or all of the biologic changes produced by progesterone.
3. Synonym(s): gestagen
[pro- + gestation + -in]

progestin

(prō-jĕs′tĭn)
n.
Any of several synthetic progestational substances that mimic some or all of the actions of progesterone, used as contraceptives either alone or in combination with estrogen, and with estrogen in hormone replacement therapy.

pro·ges·tin

(prō-jes'tin)
1. A hormone of the corpus luteum.
2. Generic term for any substance, natural or synthetic, which effects some or all of the biologic changes produced by progesterone.
Compare: bioregulator
[pro- + gestation + -in]

Progestin

A synthetic or natural drug that acts on the uterine lining.

pro·ges·tin

(prō-jes'tin)
1. Hormone of corpus luteum.
2. Generic term for any substance, natural or synthetic, which effects some or all biologic changes produced by progesterone.
[pro- + gestation + -in]
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A multi-centre clinical investigation employing ethinyl estradiol combined with dl-norgestrel as a postcoital contraceptive agent.
Lancee, "Ethinylestradiol and dl-Norgestrel as a Postcoital Contraceptive," Fertility and Sterility, 28:932-936, 1977; A.A.
Ling et al., "Mode of Action of dl-Norgestrel and Ethinylestradiol Combination in Postcoital Contraception: II.