norethindrone

norethindrone

[nawr-eth-in-drohn]
noun Pharmacology.
an orally active progestin, C 2 0 H 2 6 O 2 , used as a progesterone, especially as an oral contraceptive in combination with an estrogen.

Origin:
by shortening and alteration of parts of its chemical name

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norethindrone nor·eth·in·drone (nôr-ěth'ĭn-drōn')
n.
A progestational agent with some estrogenic and androgenic activity that is used as a substitute for progesterone and, in combination with an estrogen, as an oral contraceptive.

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