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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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by Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Laura M. Urquhart
Megace is an oral progestin that is an uncommon endocrine therapy. Its mechanism of action is unknown.
In 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 ...
Pharmacology 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 ...
Breast 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, ...
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 , ...
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 ...
by Pei-Show Juo
Megace A trade name ...
The 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.
Concise Medical Dictionary (2015)
by Elizabeth Martin
Trade name: Megace. meglitinides pl. n. a group of *oral hypoglycaemic drugs, including repaglinide (Prandin) and nateglinide ( Starlix), ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
A 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).
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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.
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 ...
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) ...
Mosby'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; ...
by Mosby, Inc
Megace, a trademark for an antineoplastic progestational agent (megestrol acetate). megacolon /meg′ əkōlən/ [Gk, ...
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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