progesterone

Definition / meaning of progesterone

A type of hormone made by the body that plays a role in the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. Progesterone can also be made in the laboratory. It may be used as a type of birth control and to treat menstrual disorders, infertility, symptoms of menopause, and other conditions.

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

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