TITLE

progesterone

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1781
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "progesterone" is presented. It refers to a steroid hormone, obtained from the corpus luteum and placenta. This hormone is responsible for changes in the endometrium in the second half of the menstrual cycle. It facilitates implantation by inhibiting uterine motility and stimulates the development of the mammary glands. It is used for the treatment of patients with menstrual disorders and to manage renal or endometrial carcinoma.
ACCESSION #
21242285

 

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