Megestrol

Megestrol (INN, BAN) is a steroidal progestin which was never marketed. Its acylated derivative megestrol acetate is also a progestogen, which, in contrast to megestrol itself, has been extensively used as a pharmaceutical drug. ==Synthesis== == See also == ...
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megestrol

<chemical> 17-hydroxy-6-methylpregna-3,6-diene-3,20-dione. A progestational hormone used most commonly as the acetate ester. As the acetate, it is more potent than progesterone both as a progestagen and as an ovulation inhibitor. It has also been used in the palliative treatment of breast cancer. ... Pharmacological action: antineoplastic age...
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megestrol

(mĕ-jes┬┤trōl) a synthetic progestational agent administered orally as an antineoplastic agent for palliative treatment of recurrent, inoperable, or metastatic carcinoma of the breast or endometrium and for the treatment of anorexia, cachexia, and weight loss in patients with cancer or acquired immunodeficiency...
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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 with cancer. Megestrol belongs to the group of hormones called progestins. Also called Megace.
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