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progestational hormones

Compounds that interact with progesterone receptors in target tissues to bring about the effects similar to those of progesterone. Primary actions of progestins, including natural and synthetic steroids, are on the uterus and the mammary gland in preparation for and in maintenance of pregnancy.
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  • progestagens
  • progestins
  • gestagens
  • progestogens
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