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progestin

Pronunciation: pro-jes'tin

Definition:

  1. A hormone of the corpus luteum.
  2. Generic term for any substance, natural or synthetic, which effects some or all of the biologic changes produced by progesterone.

Synonym(s): gestagen

[pro- + gestation + -in]

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