Progestins

Progestins

PEP Topic 
Anorexia
Description 

Progestins are synthetic hormones that have activity that simulates progesterone, the female hormone that is elevated during pregnancy. Progestin is a type of steroid structure and is the main component of birth control medications. Progestins have been evaluated for their effect in patients with cancer for anorexia, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, hot flashes, and fatigue.

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