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New pregnancy hormone identified in horses

Identification of a new pregnancy-supporting hormone in horses has resolved a reproductive mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades, and it may have important implications for sustaining human pregnancies, ...

Feb 26, 2014
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Understanding culprits behind fibroid tumors

(Medical Xpress)—Tremendous progress has been made in understanding how uterine fibroid tumors—the most common tumor in women – start and grow. A new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine synthesizes the latest ...

Oct 14, 2013
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Progesterone

Progesterone also known as P4 (pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione) is a C-21 steroid hormone involved in the female menstrual cycle, pregnancy (supports gestation) and embryogenesis of humans and other species. Progesterone belongs to a class of hormones called progestogens, and is the major naturally occurring human progestogen.

Progesterone is commonly manufactured from the yam family, Dioscorea. Dioscorea produces large amounts of a steroid called diosgenin, which can be converted into progesterone in the laboratory.

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