progestational


progestational
1. Favoring pregnancy; conducive to gestation; capable of stimulating the uterine changes essential for implantation and growth of a fertilized ovum. 2. Referring to progesterone, or to a drug with progesterone-like properties.

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pro·ges·ta·tion·al .prō-.jes-'tā-shnəl, -shən-əl adj preceding pregnancy or gestation esp of, relating to, inducing, or constituting the modifications of the female mammalian system associated esp. with ovulation and corpus luteum formation <\progestational hormones>

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pro·ges·ta·tion·al (pro″jəs-taґshən-əl) 1. a term applied to that phase of the menstrual cycle just before menstruation, when the corpus luteum is active and the endometrium secreting. 2. having effects similar to those of progesterone; see also under agent.

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  • progestational — [prō΄jes tā′shə nəl] adj. [ PRO 1 + GESTATION + AL] of or involving hormones that, in female mammals, precede, prepare for, or are active in ovulation and pregnancy …   English World dictionary

  • progestational — adjective Date: 1923 preceding pregnancy or gestation; especially of, relating to, inducing, or constituting the modifications of the female mammalian system associated especially with ovulation and corpus luteum formation < progestational… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • progestational — /proh je stay sheuh nl/, adj. Med. 1. prepared for pregnancy, as the lining of the uterus prior to menstruation or in the early stages of gestation itself; progravid. 2. of, noting, or characteristic of the action of progesterone; inducing a… …   Universalium

  • progestational — adjective a) Describing the phase of the menstrual cycle, preceding gestation and after ovulation, during which progesterone is secreted b) Of, pertaining to, or similar in action to progesterone …   Wiktionary

  • progestational — adj. progravid, of the period after ovulation in which the lining of the uterus thickens and prepares for pregnancy (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • progestational — pro·gestational …   English syllables

  • progestational — pro•ges•ta•tion•al [[t]ˌproʊ dʒɛˈsteɪ ʃə nl[/t]] adj. 1) med prepared for pregnancy, as the lining of the uterus prior to menstruation or in the early stages of gestation itself 2) med of, noting, or characteristic of the action of progesterone • …   From formal English to slang

  • progestational — adjective 1. of or relating to progesterone (or to a drug with effects like those of progesterone) • Pertains to noun: ↑progesterone 2. preceding and favoring gestation; of or relating to physiological changes associated with ovulation and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • progestational agent — any of a group of hormones secreted by the corpus luteum and placenta and in small amounts by the adrenal cortex, including progesterone; they induce the formation of a secretory endometrium. Many are now also produced synthetically, and their… …   Medical dictionary

  • progestational hormone — 1. progesterone. 2. see under agent …   Medical dictionary


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