Adjective "medroxyprogesterone" definition and examples

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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.

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    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.

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    "acetates can be medroxyprogesterone."


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