Adjective "medroxyprogesterone" definition and examples

(Medroxyprogesterone may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/mɛˌdrɒksɪprəˈdʒɛstərəʊn/

Definitions and examples

noun

More fully "medroxyprogesterone acetate". A synthetic progestogen, typically used to treat menstrual and reproductive disorders or as a contraceptive; 6-α-methyl-3,20-dioxopregn-4-en-17α-yl acetate, C₂₄H₃₄O₄.

    More definitions

    1. a progesterone derivative, C 2 4 H 3 4 O 4 , used in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding and secondary amenorrhea, as a contraceptive of long duration, and in the treatment of certain cancers.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "acetates can be medroxyprogesterone."

    Origin

    1960s. From me- + -droxy- (in hydroxy-) + progesterone.