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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

(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.

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.
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To be eligible, it was necessary for the women that they have not participated in any other medical trial for at least 3 months before enrollment and that they have discontinued their current medications before the initial screening: 2 weeks for any herbal medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antiprostaglandins, narcotics, prescribed psychotropic drugs, and hypnotics; and 12 weeks for estrogens or progestational agents.
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(41) And, unlike some progestational agents, there is no evidence that the LNG-IUD has any adverse effects on bone density, vaginal tone, or urinary continence.
We typically expect pregnancy to lower the activity of Endo by ending menses during pregnancy, thus decreasing the retrograde seeding of endometrium in the pelvis and by providing a progestational environment which has been considered an effective treatment strategy for Endo.
John Rock, questions regarding the valid use of progestational steroids are raised, and moralists see the drugs as valid to use for therapeutic reasons, but not for contraception.
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(23) Side effects of GnRH agonists (hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, etc.) can be tempered by "adding back" some estrogen with a hormonal agent with progestational activity to reduce the risks of unopposed estrogen (ie, endometrial hyperplasia).
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The present case history highlights that spontaneous pregnancy can occur in patients with hypopituitarism and pregnancy can be continued without progestational support.
Its mechanism of action is by inhibiting steroidogenesis and by inducing a progestational withdrawal effect at the level of the endometrium.