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View in Spanish: Acetato de medroxiprogesterona

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: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.