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Meaning of medroxyprogesterone

me•drox•y•pro•ges•ter•one

Pronunciation: (mi-drok"sē-prō-jes'tu-rōn"), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a progesterone derivative, CHO, used in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding and secondary amenorrhea, as a contraceptive of long duration, and in the treatment of certain cancers.
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