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proʊˈdʒɛs təˌroʊnpro·ges·terone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. progesterone, Lipo-Lutinnoun

    a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy


  1. progesteronenoun

    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.

  2. progesteronenoun

    A synthetic version of the compound, used in contraceptive pills and other pharmaceutical products.


  1. Progesterone

    Progesterone (P4) is an endogenous steroid and progestogen sex hormone involved in the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and embryogenesis of humans and other species. It belongs to a group of steroid hormones called the progestogens and is the major progestogen in the body. Progesterone has a variety of important functions in the body. It is also a crucial metabolic intermediate in the production of other endogenous steroids, including the sex hormones and the corticosteroids, and plays an important role in brain function as a neurosteroid.In addition to its role as a natural hormone, progesterone is also used as a medication, such as in combination with estrogen for contraception, to reduce the risk of uterine or cervical cancer, in hormone replacement therapy, and in feminizing hormone therapy. It was first prescribed in 1934.


  1. progesterone

    Progesterone is a type of female sex hormone produced by the ovaries, crucial for regulating the menstrual cycle and maintaining pregnancy. It prepares the body for conception and pregnancy and is also involved in sexual desire. In terms of function, it helps to prepare the uterus for implantation of a fertilized egg and helps to maintain pregnancy once conception has occurred.


  1. Progesterone

    Progesterone also known as P4 is a C-21 steroid hormone involved in the female menstrual cycle, pregnancy and embryogenesis of humans and other species. Progesterone belongs to a class of hormones called progestogens, and is the major naturally occurring human progestogen.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Progesterone

    The major progestational steroid that is secreted primarily by the CORPUS LUTEUM and the PLACENTA. Progesterone acts on the UTERUS, the MAMMARY GLANDS and the BRAIN. It is required in EMBRYO IMPLANTATION; PREGNANCY maintenance, and the development of mammary tissue for MILK production. Progesterone, converted from PREGNENOLONE, also serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of GONADAL STEROID HORMONES and adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS.

Editors Contribution

  1. progesterone

    A natural hormone created and produced in moderation in the human body.

    Progesterone is important in the female body during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 19, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of progesterone in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of progesterone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of progesterone in a Sentence

  1. Hugo Zeberg:

    The progesterone receptor is an example of how favorable genetic variants that were introduced into modern humans by mixing with Neandertals can have effects in people living today.

  2. Alyssa Dweck:

    Again, it’s those three hormones, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, that decrease and cause a weakened orgasm response that can be more like a drizzle than a thunderstorm.

  3. Charles DeCarli:

    It's not just estrogen, there's progesterone, luteinizing hormone, blood volume, let me tell you, women are different from men, men may never achieve the same level of memory performance because their brains are developing differently from the beginning.

  4. Dianne Augelli:

    Estrogen works on several different neurotransmitter pathways that may have an impact on the regulation of sleep, and progesterone can have a hypnotic property, fluctuations in these hormones may have an effect on the circadian rhythm.

  5. Alyssa Dweck:

    The Pill prevents ovulation by changing your levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

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