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Megestrol MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Megestrol
Tree Number(s)
D04.210.500.745.432.531
Unique ID
D008535
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008535
Annotation
a synthetic progestational hormone
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
17-Hydroxy-6-methylpregna-3,6-diene-3,20-dione
Pregna-4,6-diene-3,20-dione, 17-hydroxy-6-methyl-
Pharm Action
Contraceptives, Oral, Hormonal
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Registry Number
EA6LD1M70M
Related Numbers
3562-63-8
Public MeSH Note
72
History Note
72(63)
Date Established
1972/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/07/08
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