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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


medroxyprogesterone acetate  listen  (meh-DROK-see-proh-JES-teh-rone A-seh-tayt)

  A drug used to prevent endometrial cancer. It is also used to treat menstrual disorders and as a form of birth control. It is a form of the female hormone progesterone and belongs to the family of drugs called progestins.