17-hydroxy-6-methylpregna-3,6-diene-3,20-dione. 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.
Chemical name: Pregna-4,6-diene-3,20-dione, 17-hydroxy-6-methyl-
(12 Dec 1998)
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