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Medroxyprogesterone Actetate

A semi-synthetic medication which is close in structure and function to the naturally occurring female sex hormone, progesterone.

Extended Definition:

A synthetic steroid progestational hormone that is used especially in the treatment of amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding, in conjunction with conjugated estrogens to prevent osteoporosis and relieve the symptoms of menopause. An injectable contraceptive also known as medroxyprogesterone.

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