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Megestrol Acetate MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Megestrol Acetate
Tree Number(s)
D04.210.500.745.432.531.500
Unique ID
D019290
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019290
Scope Note
Megestrol acetate is a progestogen with actions and uses similar to those of the progestogens in general. It also has anti-androgenic properties. It is given by mouth in the palliative treatment or as an adjunct to other therapy in endometrial carcinoma and in breast cancer. Megestrol acetate has been approved to treat anorexia and cachexia. (From Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Englewood, CO, 1995)
Entry Term(s)
Apo-Megestrol
Borea
Lin-Megestrol
Maygace
Megace
Megefren
Megestat
Megostat
Mestrel
Nu-Megestrol
Pharm Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Appetite Stimulants
Registry Number
TJ2M0FR8ES
Related Numbers
51154-23-5
CAS Type 1 Name
Pregna-4,6-diene-3,20-dione, 17-(acetyloxy)-6-methyl-
Previous Indexing
Megestrol/analogs & derivatives (1980-1996)
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97;
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2017/05/24
Megestrol Acetate Preferred
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