norethindrone
noun Etymology: nor- + ethinyl + hydr- + -one (as in progesterone) Date: 1958 a synthetic progestational hormone C20H26O2 used in birth control pills often in the form of its acetate

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  • norethindrone — norethandrolone orethandrolone, norethindrone orethindrone . 1. a progestin compound used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • norethindrone — noun a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis • Syn: ↑norethindrone acetate, ↑norethandrolone, ↑Norlutin • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Norlutin) …   Useful english dictionary

  • norethindrone — /nawr eth in drohn /, n. Pharm. an orally active progestin, C20H26O2, used as a progesterone, esp. as an oral contraceptive in combination with an estrogen. [by shortening and alter. of parts of its chemical name] * * * …   Universalium

  • norethindrone — A potent orally effective progestational agent with some estrogenic and androgenic activity; used as a substitute for progesterone and, in combination with an estrogen, as an oral contracepti …   Medical dictionary

  • norethindrone — nor·eth·in·drone …   English syllables

  • norethindrone — nor•eth•in•drone [[t]nɔrˈɛθ ɪnˌdroʊn[/t]] n. pha a progestin, C20H26O2, used esp. as an oral contraceptive in combination with an estrogen • Etymology: 1960–65; by shortening and alter. of parts of its chemical name …   From formal English to slang

  • Norethindrone enanthate — IUPAC name [(9S,10R,13S,14S,17R) 17 ethynyl 13 methyl 3 oxo 1,2 …   Wikipedia

  • Norethindrone acetate — Chembox new ImageFile = Norethisterone acetate.svg ImageSize = IUPACName = OtherNames = Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 38673 38 0 PubChem = 63021 SMILES = MeSHName = norethindrone+acetate Section2 = Chembox Properties Formula = C22H28O3… …   Wikipedia

  • norethindrone acetate — [USP] the acetate salt of norethindrone, used in the treatment of secondary amenorrhea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and endometriosis, administered orally; also used in combination with an estrogen component as an oral contraceptive …   Medical dictionary

  • norethindrone acetate — noun a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis • Syn: ↑norethindrone, ↑norethandrolone, ↑Norlutin • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Norlutin) …   Useful english dictionary

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