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Definition of Hormone, progesterone

Hormone, progesterone: A female hormone, progesterone is the principal progestational hormone. Progestational hormones prepare the uterus (the womb) to receive and sustain the fertilized egg.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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