L-norgestrel

A form of the hormone progesterone that is made in the laboratory and used to prevent pregnancy. It is being studied in the prevention of ovarian and endometrial cancer, and in the treatment of other conditions. L-norgestrel is a type of oral contraceptive. Also called levonorgestrel and Plan B.

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  • Norgestrel — Systematic (IUPAC) name (8R,9S,10R,13S,14S,17S) 13 ethyl 17 ethynyl 17 hydroxy 1,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15, 16 dodecahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren 3 one …   Wikipedia

  • norgestrel — Fármaco progestínico utilizado como anticonceptivo, solo o combinado con estrógeno. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • Norgestrel — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Levonorgestrel Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • norgestrel — /nawr jes treuhl/, n. Pharm. a synthetic progestin, C21H28O2, used in some oral contraceptives either alone or in combination with an estrogen. [1965 70; NOR + (PRO)GEST(OGEN) + rel, of uncert. derivation] * * * …   Universalium

  • norgestrel — noun A progestin used in hormonal contraceptives …   Wiktionary

  • norgestrel — A progestin used in oral contraceptive products. * * * nor·ges·trel nȯr jes trəl n a synthetic progestogen C21H28O2 having two optically active forms of which the biologically active levorotatory form is used in birth control pills see… …   Medical dictionary

  • norgestrel — nor·ges·trel …   English syllables

  • norgestrel — noun synthetic progestin used in oral contraceptives • Hypernyms: ↑progestin, ↑progestogen • Substance Holonyms: ↑Lo/Ovral, ↑Ovral, ↑Ovrette …   Useful english dictionary

  • Levonorgestrel — Systematic (IUPAC) name 13 ethyl 17 ethynyl 17 hydroxy 1 …   Wikipedia

  • Levonorgestrel — Nombre (IUPAC) sistemático …   Wikipedia Español

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