17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone

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17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone 17-al·pha-hy·drox·y·pro·ges·ter·one (-āl'fə-hī-drŏk'sē-prō-jěs'tə-rōn')
n.
A compound produced by the adrenal glands and often used therapeutically as a progestogen when such a steroid is needed for parenteral administration.

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