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Clinical data
Trade names Corvinan, Delvosteron
Synonyms 14α,17α-Propylidenedioxyprogesterone; 14α,17α-Dihydroxyprogesterone cyclic acetal with propionaldehyde; 14α,17α-Dihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione cyclic acetal with propionaldehyde
ATC code
CAS Number
PubChem CID
ECHA InfoCard 100.041.733
Chemical and physical data
Formula C23H32O4
Molar mass 372.498 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)

Proligestone (INN, BAN) (brand names Corvinan, Delvosteron), also known as 14α,17α-propylidenedioxyprogesterone or as 14α,17α-dihydroxyprogesterone cyclic acetal with propionaldehyde, is a steroidal progestin of the 17α-hydroxyprogesterone group which was first described in 1968 and is marketed for use in veterinary medicine in a number of countries, including Argentina, Czechoslovakia, France, and the Netherlands.[1][2] It is the C14α,17α cyclic ketal of 14α,17α-dihydroxyprogesterone.[3][4][5]

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