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RU 486

noun
mifepristone. Also, RU-486.

Origin:
1980; designation given the compound by its French manufacturer, Roussel UCLAF, Paris

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RU 486 (är'yōō fôr'ā-tē-sĭks')
n.
A drug that chemically terminates a pregnancy.

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RU 486   (är'y fôr'ā-tē-sĭks')  Pronunciation Key 
An oral drug that terminates early pregnancy by interfering with the action of progesterone, thereby preventing the attachment of a fertilized ovum to the uterine wall.
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