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Progesterone MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Progesterone
Tree Number(s)
D04.210.500.745.745.654.829
D06.472.334.734.623
D06.472.334.851.687.750
Unique ID
D011374
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011374
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.
Entry Term(s)
Pregnenedione
Progesterone, (13 alpha,17 alpha)-(+-)-Isomer
Progesterone, (17 alpha)-Isomer
Progesterone, (9 beta,10 alpha)-Isomer
Pharm Action
Progestins
Registry Number
4G7DS2Q64Y
Related Numbers
2000-66-0
2755-10-4
57-83-0
59952-90-8
CAS Type 1 Name
Pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
NLM Classification #
WP 530
See Also
Receptors, Progesterone
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/05/31
Progesterone Preferred
Progesterone, (17 alpha)-Isomer Narrower
Progesterone, (9 beta,10 alpha)-Isomer Narrower
Progesterone, (13 alpha,17 alpha)-(+-)-Isomer Narrower
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