RU-486
noun Etymology: Roussel-UCLAnglo-French, the drug's French manufacturer + 486, laboratory serial number Date: 1983 a drug C29H35NO2 taken orally to induce abortion especially early in pregnancy by blocking the body's use of progesterone — called also mifepristone

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  • RU-486 — [är΄yo͞o′fôr΄āt΄ē siks′] n. 〚< R(oussel) U(CLAF), the manufacturer〛 a steroid drug, C29H35NO2, used orally primarily to terminate pregnancy at the earliest stage by blocking the reception of progesterone: also written RU486 or RU 486 * * * Common …   Universalium

  • RU-486 — [är΄yo͞o′fôr΄āt΄ē siks′] n. [< R(oussel) U(CLAF), the manufacturer] a steroid drug, C29H35NO2, used orally primarily to terminate pregnancy at the earliest stage by blocking the reception of progesterone: also written RU486 or RU 486 …   English World dictionary

  • RU-486 — RU 486,   ein Präparat zur Einleitung einer künstlichen Fehlgeburt (auch Abtreibungspille genannt). Es handelt sich dabei um ein Antiprogesteron, das die schwangerschaftserhaltende Wirkung des Progesterons verhindert. Das Mittel, in Form einer… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • RU-486 — [ ,ar ju fɔr eıt sıks ] TRADEMARK a drug taken by a pregnant woman to stop her PREGNANCY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • RU-486 — Mifépristone Mifépristone Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • RU 486 — Mifépristone Mifépristone Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ru 486 — Mifépristone Mifépristone Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • RU-486 — The French abortion pill, also known as mifepristone. RU 486 has been used in combination with another drug called misoprostol, terminate pregnancy at an early stage. It is used with women who are no more than 7 weeks pregnant. The drug has 95%… …   Medical dictionary

  • RU-486 — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Mifepriston Andere Namen 17β Hydroxy 11β (4 dimet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • RU 486 — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Mifepriston Andere Namen 17β …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • RU-486 — Nombre común para la mifepristona, una droga utilizada en las primeras semanas de embarazo para inducir el aborto. La RU 486 bloquea los receptores de progesterona, una hormona necesaria para el mantenimiento del embarazo. La droga provoca el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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