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Chemical Megestrol Acetate

Name Megestrol Acetate
CAS Type 1 Name Pregna-4,6-diene-3,20-dione, 17-(acetyloxy)-6-methyl-
Equivalent Terms Acetate, Megestrol | ApoMegestrol | Apo Megestrol | Apo-Megestrol | Borea | LinMegestrol | Lin Megestrol | Lin-Megestrol | Maygace | Megace | Megefren | Megestat | Megostat | Mestrel | NuMegestrol | Nu Megestrol | Nu-Megestrol
CAS Registry Number 51154-23-5
Definition Megestrol acetate is a progestogen with actions and uses similar to those of the progestogens in general. It also has anti-androgenic properties. It is given by mouth in the palliative treatment or as an adjunct to other therapy in endometrial carcinoma and in breast cancer. Megestrol acetate has been approved to treat anorexia and cachexia. (From Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Englewood, CO, 1995)
Structure Megestrol Acetate
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MeSH® ID D019290
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ChemicalsPolycyclic Compounds Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Fused-Ring Compounds Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Steroids Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Pregnanes Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Pregnadienes Has associated genes Has associated diseases Megestrol Has associated genes Has associated diseases Megestrol Acetate Has associated genes Has associated diseases

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Megestrol Acetate Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  cymegesolate
  Me-quingestanol
  Oraconal Has associated diseases
  PAV-M protocol