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Megestrol
MeSH HeadingMegestrol
Tree NumberD04.808.745.432.531
Annotationa synthetic progestational hormone
Scope Note17-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.
Allowable QualifiersAA AD AE AG AI AN BL CF CH CL CS CT DU EC HI IM IP ME PD PK PO RE SD ST TO TU UR
Pharm. ActionAntineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Pharm. ActionContraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
CAS Type 1 NamePregna-4,6-diene-3,20-dione, 17-hydroxy-6-methyl-
Registry Number3562-63-8
History Note72(63)
Date of Entry19990101
Unique IDD008535


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Polycyclic Compounds [D04]
   Steroids [D04.808]
      Pregnanes [D04.808.745]
         Pregnadienes [D04.808.745.432]
Canrenoate Potassium [D04.808.745.432.100]
Canrenone [D04.808.745.432.120]
Chlormadinone Acetate [D04.808.745.432.144]
Cyproterone [D04.808.745.432.219]  +
Danazol [D04.808.745.432.235]
Dydrogesterone [D04.808.745.432.296]
Fluocinolone Acetonide [D04.808.745.432.370]  +
Medrogestone [D04.808.745.432.481]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeMegestrol [D04.808.745.432.531]
Megestrol Acetate [D04.808.745.432.531.500]
Melengestrol Acetate [D04.808.745.432.581]
Pregnadienediols [D04.808.745.432.719]  +
Pregnadienetriols [D04.808.745.432.769]  +
Triamcinolone [D04.808.745.432.915]  +

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