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Megestrol Acetate

"Megestrol Acetate" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Megestrol Acetate" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Megestrol Acetate" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 16 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1996 and 1999 and 2000 and 2003 and 2004 and 2006
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