megestrol

n.
a synthetic female sex hormone (see progestogen) that is used in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer and metastatic endometrial cancer. Trade name: Megace.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Megestrol — Systematic (IUPAC) name 17 acetyl 17 hydroxy 6,10, 13 trimethyl 2,8,9,11,12,14,15,16 octahydro 1H cyclopenta[ a] phenanthren 3 one Clinical data Trade names …   Wikipedia

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  • Megestrol — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Megestrol Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • megestrol — A drug used to block estrogen and suppress the effects of estrogen and androgens. It is used to treat breast and endometrial cancer, and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It is also used to improve appetite in patients… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • megestrol — noun a synthetic progestational compound used to treat endometrial carcinoma • Syn: ↑megestrol acetate • Hypernyms: ↑progestin, ↑progestogen …   Useful english dictionary

  • megestrol — n. a synthetic female sex hormone (see progestogen) that is administered by mouth in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer and metastatic endometrial cancer. Trade names: Megace …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • megestrol acetate — noun a synthetic progestational compound used to treat endometrial carcinoma • Syn: ↑megestrol • Hypernyms: ↑progestin, ↑progestogen …   Useful english dictionary

  • megestrol acetate — A synthetic progestin with progestational effects similar to those of progesterone; current uses include palliation in breast cancer and as an appetite stimulant in advanced malignancy. * * * me·ges·trol acetate me jes .trȯl …   Medical dictionary

  • acetato de megestrol — Agente progestágeno antineoplásico prescrito para tratar el cáncer de endometrio y para paliar el cáncer avanzado de endometrio y de mama. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Edicione …   Diccionario médico

  • Мегестрол (Megestrol) — синтетический женский половой гормон (см. Прогестоген); применяется для лечения метастазов рака молочной железы или рака матки у женщин. Торговое название: мегас (Megace). Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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