luteohormone


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pro·ges·ter·one

(prō-jes'tĕr-ōn),
An antiestrogenic steroid, believed to be the active principle of the corpus luteum, isolated from the corpus luteum and placenta or synthetically prepared; used to correct abnormalities of the menstrual cycle, as a contraceptive, and to control habitual abortion.
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pro·ges·ter·one

(prŏ-jes'tĕr-ōn)
An antiestrogenic steroid, believed to be the active principle of the corpus luteum, isolated from the corpus luteum and placenta or synthetically prepared; used to correct abnormalities of the menstrual cycle, as a contraceptive, and to control habitual abortion.
Compare: bioregulator
Synonym(s): luteal hormone, luteohormone, progestational hormone.
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