A hormonal anticancer drug that is also used in cancer prevention. It belongs to the family of drugs called progestins.

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  • Medroxyprogesterone acetate treatment — is a treatment program suggested as a possible way to dimish deviant sexual behaviour in sex offenders. In 1981, in an experiment by the American Psychiatric Association, 48 males with long standing histories of sexually deviant behaviour were… …   Wikipedia

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  • medroxyprogesterone acetate — A progestational agent that is active orally as well as parenterally, and more potent than progesterone; used to control uterine bleeding and, in combination with ethynyl estradiol, as an oral co …   Medical dictionary

  • medroxyprogesterone acetate — me.¦dräksēˌ… noun also medroxyprogesterone Etymology: medr , alteration of methylhydroxyl containing a methyl and hydroxyl group + oxy + progesterone (II) : hormone C24H34O4 that is a derivative of progesterone and is used especially in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • medroxyprogesterone — /mi drok see proh jes teuh rohn /, n. Pharm. a progesterone derivative, C24H34O4, used in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding and secondary amenorrhea, as a contraceptive of long duration, and in the treatment of certain cancers. [ME(THYL) …   Universalium

  • medroxyprogesterone — noun A progestin, a synthetic variant of the human hormone progesterone …   Wiktionary

  • medroxyprogesterone — n. a synthetic female sex hormone (see progestogen) used to treat menstrual disorders (including amenorrhoea and endometriosis) and certain cancers and in hormone replacement therapy; it is administered by mouth or injection. It is also used as a …   Medical dictionary

  • medroxyprogesterone — me·droxy·progesterone …   English syllables

  • medroxyprogesterone — n. a synthetic female sex hormone (see progestogen) used to treat menstrual disorders (including endometriosis) and certain cancers (especially breast and endometrial cancer) and in hormone replacement therapy; it is administered by mouth or… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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