Definition of medroxyprogesterone acetate

medroxyprogesterone acetate

(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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms