17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone

[ -ăl′fə-hī-drŏk′sē-prō-jĕstə-rōn′ ]

n.

A compound produced by the adrenal glands and often used therapeutically as a progestogen when such a steroid is needed for parenteral administration.
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