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Introduction: Progesterone

Description of Progesterone

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Progesterone -- Teratogenic Agent:
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Progesterone: Measurement of amount of progesterone in a blood sample.

Progesterone: A female hormone.
Source: National Institute of Health

Progesterone: A synthetic form of the endogenous hormone progesterone. Progesterone binds to the progesterone receptor, resulting in dissociation of heat shock proteins, receptor phosphorylation, and transcription activation through direct or indirect interaction with transcription factors. This agent exerts inhibitory effects on estrogens by decreasing the number of estrogen receptors and increasing its metabolism to inactive metabolites. Progesterone induces secretory changes in the endometrium, decreases uterine contractility during pregnancy, and maintains pregnancy. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Progesterone: principal progestational hormone, secreted by the corpus luteum, placenta, and in minute amounts by the adrenal cortex; it prepares the uterus for the reception and development of the fertilized ovum; it acts on the mammary glands and on the brain; it serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of sex steroids and adrenal corticosteroids.
Source: CRISP

Progesterone: The major progestational steroid that is secreted primarily by the CORPUS LUTEUM and the PLACENTA. Progesterone acts on the UTERUS, the MAMMARY GLANDS and the BRAIN. It is required in EMBRYO IMPLANTATION; PREGNANCY maintenance, and the development of mammary tissue for MILK production. Progesterone, converted from PREGNENOLONE, also serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of GONADAL STEROID HORMONES and adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS.
Source: MeSH 2007

Progesterone: Related Topics

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Progesterone as a Disease

Progesterone: Another name for Progesterone -- Teratogenic Agent (or close medical condition association).
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Progesterone: Related Diseases

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Symptoms of Progesterone (Progesterone -- Teratogenic Agent)

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Progesterone

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Progesterone

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