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progestin

[ proh-jes-tin ]
/ proʊˈdʒɛs tɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
any substance having progesteronelike activity.
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Also called progestogen.

Origin of progestin

First recorded in 1925–30; pro-1 + gest(ation) + -in2
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Medical definitions for progestin

progestin
[ prō-jĕstĭn ]

n.
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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