MeSH Descriptor
Source: MeSH 2021 deskriptory
Main Heading
progesteron
English Heading
Progesterone
See
progestin
See
Progesterone, (17 alpha)-Isomer [T359954]
Progesterone, (9 beta,10 alpha)-Isomer [T359955]
Progesterone, (13 alpha,17 alpha)-(+-)-Isomer [T359956]
Pregnenedione [T527786]
Pharmacological Actions
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Preferred Concept
Scope Note
The major progestational steroid that is 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 maintenance, 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.
CAS Registry Number
CAS Name: Pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
CAS Registry Number: 4G7DS2Q64Y
Other Concepts
Record number
D011374
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