progesterone


progesterone
progesterone female steroid sex hormone which prepares the uterus for child-bearing, 1935, from Ger. Progesteron, coined by Corner and Allen, from progestin (1930, from which it was obtained), on notion of "substance which favors gestation," from pro- (see PRO- (Cf. pro-)) + L. gestare, lit. "to carry about" (see GESTATION (Cf. gestation)).

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  • Progesterone — Progestérone Progestérone Formule chimique de la progestérone Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • progestérone — [ prɔʒɛsterɔn ] n. f. • 1941; de pro , lat. gestare et (horm)one ♦ Biochim. Hormone sécrétée par le corps jaune (après l ovulation et pendant la grossesse), ainsi que par le placenta. ⇒vx lutéine. La progestérone prépare la muqueuse utérine à l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • progesterone — progesterone. См. прогестерон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • progesterone — /prodʒeste rone/ s.m. [comp. di proge(stina ) e ster(olo ), col suff. one2]. (fisiol.) [ormone sessuale femminile, prodotto soprattutto nell ovaio] ▶◀ luteina …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • progesterone — ► NOUN Biochemistry ▪ a steroid hormone released by the corpus luteum that stimulates the uterus to prepare for pregnancy …   English terms dictionary

  • progesterone — [prō jes′tər ōn΄] n. [ PRO 1 + GE(STATION) + STER(OL) + ONE] a steroid hormone, C21H30O2, secreted by the corpus luteum or prepared synthetically, active in preparing the uterus for the reception and development of the fertilized ovum and the… …   English World dictionary

  • progesterone — /proh jes teuh rohn /, n. 1. Biochem. a hormone, C21H30O2, that prepares the uterus for the fertilized ovum and maintains pregnancy. 2. Pharm. a commercial form of this compound, obtained from the corpus luteum of pregnant sows or synthesized:… …   Universalium

  • progesterone —    This is the hormone secreted after ovulation by the corpus luteum. It is a steroid (a cholesterol with a funny hat), enters receptive cells to stimulate their growth, and acts as an anabolic agent. Estrogen should be viewed as the primary coat …   Herbal-medical glossary


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