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Megace is a drug brand, brand.


Megace a.k.a. Megestrol acetate: A synthetic derivative of progesterone with antiestrogenic activity. Megestrol binds to and activates nuclear receptors which subsequently bind to and activate target genes for transcription. As an antiestrogen, this agent may inhibit the growth-stimulating effects of estrogen on estrogen-sensitive tumor cells. In addition, megestrol stimulates appetite in cachectic subjects.

  • also known as Megestrol acetát, Acétate mégestrol, Mégestrol acétate, 醋酸甲地羥孕酮, 甲地孕酮醋酸酯

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Google previewA Nurse’s Guide to Caring for Cancer Survivors: Breast Cancer (2010)

by Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Laura M. Urquhart

Megace is an oral progestin that is an uncommon endocrine therapy. Its mechanism of action is unknown.

Google previewIn a Page (2007)

Inpatient medicine by Scott Kahan

swallow evaluation Appetite stimulants • Patients with poor appetite may benefit from an appetite stimulant • The most common appetite stimulants are megestrol (Megace) and dronabinol (Marinol) ° Megace is a long-term appetite stimulant ...

Google previewPharmacology Success (2014)

A Q&A Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking by Ray A Hargrove-Huttel, Kathyrn Cadenhead Colgrove

Megace is an antineoplastic hormone used to treat metastatic cancer of ...

Google previewBreast Cancer Q & A (2003)

Insightful Answers to the 100 Most Frequently Asked Questions by Charyn Pfeuffer

Megace is a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone. Progesterone is normally secreted by the corpus luteum of the ovary and by the placenta, and acts to prepare the uterus for implantation of the fertilized ovum, to maintain pregnancy, ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology (2012)

by Jeffrey T Huber, Mary L Gillaspy

Megace: See MEGESTROL ACETATE. megaloblast: A large, abnormal, red blood corpuscle, which is oval and slightly irregular in shape , ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1880)

Giving the Derivation, Source Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Megace'ros Hiber'nicus ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Megace A trade name ...

Google previewThe Gardeners' Dictionary (1886)

Enumerating the Plants, Fruits, and Vegetables Desirable for the Garden and Explaining the Terms and Operations Employed in Their Cultivations by George W. Johnson

megace'ras (great-horned). 1 to 2. White, spotted with purple. August.

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Trade name: Megace. meglitinides pl. n. a group of *oral hypoglycaemic drugs, including repaglinide (Prandin) and nateglinide ( Starlix), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of AIDS (1998)

A Social, Political, Cultural, and Scientific Record of the HIV Epidemic by Raymond A. Smith

forthe treatmentof AIDS-related weight loss and wasting:megestrol acetate (Megace), dronabinol (Marinol), and recombinant growth ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie

TN Megace. meglitinides A group of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes by stimulating insulin release. They bind to a potassium channel at a different site from *sulphonylureas. Examples are repaglinide (Prandin) and nateglinide ( Starlix).

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

Megace, an antineoplastic progestational agent. Brand name for megestrol acetate. megacolon meg"okölon/ [Gk, megas + kolon, colon], abnormal massive dilation of the colon that may be congenital, toxic, or acquired. Congenital megacolon ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

Megestrol acetate (Megace - Bristol~Myers Squibb Oncology.

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin, Oxford University Press

Trade name: Megace. meglitinides pl. n. agroup of*oral hypoglycaemic drugs, including repaglinide (Prandin) and nateglinide (Starlix), used for treating type 2 * diabetes mellitus. They act by stimulating insulin release from the pancreas and ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society (2015)

by Sarah E. Boslaugh

It is generally well tolerated in patients with advanced malignant diseases and has a positive doseresponse effect on appetite stimulation, with the optimal dose for the older formulation (Megace OS, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ, USA) ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

n brand name: Megace, drug class: antineoplastic (progestin): action: stimulates progesterone receptors in cells, has an antiproliferative effect on the endometrium and other tissues; ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2012)

by Mosby, Inc

Megace, a trademark for an antineoplastic progestational agent (megestrol acetate). megacolon /meg′ əkōlən/ [Gk, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey EdD, RN, FAAN

and megestrol acetate (Megace) can be tried. Although growth hormone reverses ...

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