The Science of Megestrol Acetate Delivery

@article{Femia2012TheSO,
  title={The Science of Megestrol Acetate Delivery},
  author={Robert A. Femia and Richert E. Goyette},
  journal={BioDrugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={179-187}
}
Cachexia, usually defined as the loss of >5% of an individual’s baseline bodyweight over 2–6 months, occurs with a number of diseases that includes not only AIDS and advanced cancer but also chronic heart failure, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Crohn disease, and renal failure. Anorexia is considered a key component of the anorexia-cachexia syndrome. Progestogens, particularly megestrol acetate, are commonly used to treat anorexia-cachexia. The mechanism of action… 
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