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See also: progestérone
progesterone (plural progesterones)
- (biochemistry, steroids, uncountable) A steroid hormone, secreted by the ovaries, whose function is to prepare the uterus for the implantation of a fertilized ovum and to maintain pregnancy.
- (biochemistry, steroids, countable) A synthetic version of the compound, used in contraceptive pills and other pharmaceutical products.
the steroid hormone
synthetic version of the compound
progesterone m (plural progesteroni)