mifepristone

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English[edit]

Chemical structure of mifepristone
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Etymology[edit]

From (a)mi(no)phe(nyl) +‎ pr(opargyl) +‎ ist- (alteration of (o)est(radiol)) +‎ -one.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mifepristone (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A steroid pharmaceutical (trademark RU-486) that inhibits the action of progesterone given orally in early pregnancy to induce abortion, or as an emergency contraceptive.

Derived terms[edit]

  • -pris- (steroid compound acting on progesterone receptors)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mifepristone m (plural mifepristoni)

  1. mifepristone