progesterone receptor

Definition / meaning of progesterone receptor

A protein found inside the cells of the female reproductive tissue, some other types of tissue, and some cancer cells. The hormone progesterone will bind to the receptors inside the cells and may cause the cells to grow. Also called PR.

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

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