norethynodrel

norethynodrel

[nawr-uh-thahy-nuh-druhl, naw-reth-uh-nuh-drel]
noun Pharmacology.
a progestin, C 2 0 H 2 6 O 2 , used in combination with an estrogen in some oral contraceptives.

Origin:
1955–60; nor- + ethyn(yl), components of 2 versions of its chemical name + -odrel, of uncertain derivation

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norethynodrel

noun
a progesterone derivative used in oral contraceptives and in the control of menstruation and the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding 
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