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Glass bottle for 'Progynon' pills, United Kingdom, 1928-1948

‘Progynon’ is the brand name for a hormone supplement used to control the effects of the female menopause. These include hot flushes, severe mood swings and palpations caused by a change in the balance of sex hormones in the body. These pills would help restore the balance. ‘Progynon’ first appeared on the market in Germany in 1928. At first the hormones to make up the pills were expensive to purchase. In order to make the pills more affordable, Schering extracted the hormones from the urine of pregnant women.

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A629954

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Glossary: bottle

Vessels having a neck and mouth considerably narrower than the body, used for packaging and containing liquid and dry preparations

Glossary: hormone

A substance produced in one part of the body which passes into the bloodstream and is then carried to other (distant) organs or tissues, where it acts to modify their structure or function