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P

Pancreas

A multifunctional organ in the human body that has both exocrine and endocrine secreting capabilities. Exocrine secretion is enzymes involved in digestion of proteins and fats while endocrine secretion involves the hormones insulin, glucagon, somatostatin and pancreatic polypeptides among others.

Perganol

Also called Repronex, one of a class of drugs called HMG (Human Menopausal Gonadotrophins) that stimulate the development and maturation of eggs in the ovaries. This drug is used in conjunction with HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) which induces ovulation of the matured egg. A common side effect is ovarian enlargement.

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

A hormonal disorder that can affect a woman's menstrual cycle and fertility, insulin production, heart, blood vessels and physical appearance. Women with PCOS have high levels of male hormones called androgens. These can cause an irregular or non-existent menstrual cycle as well as small, fluid-filled sacs called cysts in their ovaries. PCOS is the most common hormonal reproductive problem in women of childbearing age and is a major cause of infertility. The symptoms can vary from woman to woman and may also include hirsutism (excessive facial or body hair), Alopecia (male pattern hair loss), acne, skin tags, Acanthosis Nigricans (brown skin patches), exhaustion or lack of mental alertness and decreased sex drive. PCOS is primarily caused by Insulin Resistance.

Polycystic ovaries

A symptom of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). A condition whereby the ovaries contain at least ten cysts and are 1.5 to 3 times larger than normal ovaries.

Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)

Another name for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), in addition to polycystic ovaries, Sclerocystic Ovarian Disease, Stein-Leventhal Syndrome and Chronic Anovulatory Syndrome. It is the most common female endocrine (hormonal) disorder and is characterized by multiple abnormal ovarian cysts. The classic triad of obesity, hirsutism and irregular anovulatory cycles occurs in only one third of women with PCOS.

Pre-Diabetes

A condition characterized by blood glucose (sugar) levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of Diabetes.

Pregnyl

Also known by its generic name, Chorionic Gonadotropin, this drug is used as an intramuscular injection. HCG, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a hormone that stimulates the ovaries to produce progesterone and the testes to produce androgens. In some infertile women, it is used in combination with other medications to induce ovulation.

Profasi

See Pregnyl.

Progesterone

Progesterone is responsible for changes in the mucus and inner lining of the uterus. Progesterone prepares the endometrium for implantation of the embryo, and once an embryo implants in the endometrium, i.e., pregnancy occurs, progesterone helps maintain the pregnancy.

Progestins

Progestins are synthetic progesterone used in HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy). See Progesterone.

Prolactin

Secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, this hormone stimulates milk production, in addition to maintaining the body's immune system. High levels of prolactin inhibit the release of other hormones from the anterior pituitary gland and therefore may interfere with ovulation, delay puberty and decrease fertility. Low prolactin may cause menstrual disorders and ultimately, insufficient lactation.

Prometrium

A "natural" progesterone, used in HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) that has been
micronized or broken down for easier metabolizing. This synthetic progesterone is chemically identical to the progesterone made in the ovaries. See Progesterone.

Propecia

A medication used in men only to treat male pattern hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area (middle front of head). Propecia, also known as finasteride, inhibits the enzyme Type II 5-alpha reductase, which converts testosterone to its more potent relative, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Women are cautioned not to handle crushed or broken Propecia tablets when they are pregnant due to the risk to a male fetus.

Provera

See medroxyprogesterone acetate.




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