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  Depo-Provera



Depo-Provera

    The trade name of the hormone, medroxyprogesterone acetate, manufactured by Upjohn in the United States. The hormone is progestinic and antiandrogenic. It has several clinical applications, one of which is to help sex offenders gain personal governance of their sexuoerotic conduct.

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Hormone
A chemical substance formed in the body that is carried in the bloodstream to affect another part of the body; an example is thyroid hormone, produced by the thyroid gland in the neck, which affects growth, temperature regulation, metabolic rate, and other body functions.

Acetate
A molecular ion derived from acetic acid. The formula of acetate is CH3COO-.

Clinical
That which can be observed in patients. Research that uses patients to test new treatments, as opposed to laboratory testing or research in animals.

Sexuoerotic
The sexual and the erotic experienced as a unity, with more emphasis on sexual behavior than erotic imagery.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Depo Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
A synthetic progestin that is derived from 17-hydroxyprogesterone. It is a long-acting contraceptive that is effective both orally or by intramuscular injection and has also been used to treat breast and endometrial neoplasms.

Depo Provera
A synthetic progestin that is derived from 17-hydroxyprogesterone. It is a long-acting contraceptive that is effective both orally or by intramuscular injection and has also been used to treat breast and endometrial neoplasms.

Depo-estradiol
Depo-estradiol is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): estradiol cypionate.

Depo-medrol
Depo-medrol is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): methylprednisolone acetate.

Depo-Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
A synthetic progestin that is derived from 17-hydroxyprogesterone. It is a long-acting contraceptive that is effective both orally or by intramuscular injection and has also been used to treat breast and endometrial neoplasms.

Depo-Provera contraceptive
Depo-Provera prevents pregnancy in three ways: It inhibits ovulation, changes the cervical mucus to help prevent sperm from reaching the egg, and changes the uterine lining to prevent the fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.

Depo-subq provera 104
Depo-subq provera 104 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): medroxyprogesterone acetate.

Depo-testadiol
Depo-testadiol is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): estradiol cypionate; testosterone cypionate.

Depo-testosterone
Depo-testosterone is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): testosterone cypionate.

Depocyt
Depocyt is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): cytarabine.

Depodur
Depodur is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): morphine sulfate.

Depolarizing Agents, Neuromuscular
Drugs that interrupt transmission at the skeletal neuromuscular junction by causing sustained depolarization of the motor end plate. These agents are primarily used as adjuvants in surgical anesthesia to cause skeletal muscle relaxation.

Depolarizing Blockers
Drugs that interrupt transmission at the skeletal neuromuscular junction by causing sustained depolarization of the motor end plate. These agents are primarily used as adjuvants in surgical anesthesia to cause skeletal muscle relaxation.

Depolarizing Muscle Relaxants
Drugs that interrupt transmission at the skeletal neuromuscular junction by causing sustained depolarization of the motor end plate. These agents are primarily used as adjuvants in surgical anesthesia to cause skeletal muscle relaxation.

Depolymerase, Chondroitin-4-Sulfate
Enzymes which catalyze the elimination of glucuronate residues from chondroitin A,B, and C or which catalyze the hydrolysis of sulfate groups of the 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-galactose 6-sulfate units of chondroitin sulfate. EC 4.2.2.-.

Depolymerase, Pectin
A cell wall-degrading enzyme found in microorganisms and higher plants. It catalyzes the random hydrolysis of 1,4-alpha-D-galactosiduronic linkages in pectate and other galacturonans. EC 3.2.1.15.

DepoProvera
A synthetic progestin that is derived from 17-hydroxyprogesterone. It is a long-acting contraceptive that is effective both orally or by intramuscular injection and has also been used to treat breast and endometrial neoplasms.

Depostat
A long-acting potent progestogen structurally related to PROGESTERONE. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1185)

Deposul
A sulfanilamide that is used as an anti-infective agent.

Depot Preparation
Dosage forms of a drug that act over a period of time by controlled-release processes or technology.

Depot Preparations
Dosage forms of a drug that act over a period of time by controlled-release processes or technology.



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Differentiation antigen
A cell surface antigenic determinant found only on cells of a certain lineage and at a particular developmental stage; used as an immunologic marker.

Domain
compact segment of an immunoglobulin molecule, made up of about 110 amino acids around an S-S bond, and encoded by a unique segment of DNA, surrounded by nontranslated sequences.

DR antigens
MHC class II molecules found on B cells and antigen-presenting cells of humans.

Defeminization
The developmental process in which feminization is inhibited or suppressed. In females the term applies chiefly to defeminization of the brain attributed to a hormonal anomaly in prenatal life.

Demasculinization
The developmental process in which masculinization is inhibited or suppressed. In males, the term applies chiefly to demasculinization of the brain attributed to a hormonal anomaly in prenatal life.

Depo-Provera

Diethylstilbestrol
A synthetic drug, not a steroid, that acts as a female sex hormone. Structural variants include dipropionate, dilaurate, and dibutyrate esters, and C14-diethylstilbestrol dibutyrate, the radioactive form used only for special investigative procedures.

Deviant
Not in conformity with what is considered ideal, standard, or normal, according to a given criterion standard that may itself be deviantly radical, conventional, despotic, or arbitrary.

Didactic
Taught with explicit rules and precepts.

Diecious
Denoting Sspecies in which male and female reproductive organs occur not in the same individual but in two different individuals.

Dihydrotestosterone
A powerful androgenic hormone formed from testosterone in peripheral target cells by the action of the enzyme, 5-reductase.

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