medroxyprogesterone acetate

Definition / meaning of medroxyprogesterone acetate

A drug used to prevent endometrial cancer. It is also used to treat menstrual disorders and as a form of birth control. It is a form of the female hormone progesterone and belongs to the family of drugs called progestins.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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