- any substance having progesteronelike activity.
Origin of progestin
Also called progestogen.
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- A natural or synthetic progestational substance that mimics some or all of the actions of progesterone.
- A crude hormone of the corpus luteum from which progesterone can be isolated in pure form. No longer in technical use.
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