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Progesterone is a C-21 steroid hormone involved in the female menstrual cycle, pregnancy (supports gestation) and embryogenesis of humans and other species. Progesterone belongs to a class of hormones called progestogens, and is the major naturally occurring human progestogen. Progesterone should not be confused with progestins, which are synthetically produced progestogens. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Progesterone (Wikipedia)

The major progestational steroid 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, 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. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 孕酮
Synonyms: P4;助孕激素;妇宁片;孕甾酮;黄体酮;黄体激素
fr-CA French (Canada) Progestérone
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Progesteroon
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Progesterona
it-IT Italian (Italy) Progesterone
el-GR Greek (Greece) Προγεστερόνη
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Progesteron
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Прогестерон
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) progesteron
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