progestational

progestational

[proh-je-stey-shuh-nl]
adjective Medicine/Medical.
1.
prepared for pregnancy, as the lining of the uterus prior to menstruation or in the early stages of gestation itself; progravid.
2.
of, noting, or characteristic of the action of progesterone; inducing a progravid state.

Origin:
1920–25; pro-1 + gestational

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progestational (ˌprəʊdʒɛˈsteɪʃənəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the phase of the menstrual cycle, lasting approximately 14 days, during which the uterus is prepared for pregnancy by the secretion of progesterone from the corpus luteum
2.  preceding gestation; before pregnancy

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progestational pro·ges·ta·tion·al (prō'jěs-tā'shə-nəl)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the phase of the menstrual cycle immediately following ovulation, characterized by secretion of progesterone.

  2. Of or relating to progesterone and its actions.

  3. Having actions similar to progesterone. Used of a drug.

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