norethynodrel
An orally active progestin with some estrogenic activity; used as a progestational agent and, in combination with mestranol, as an oral contraceptive.

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nor·ethyn·o·drel .nȯr-ə-'thīn-ō-.drel, -'thin-, -'eth-in- n a progesterone derivative C20H26O2 used in birth control pills and in the treatment of endometriosis and hypermenorrhea see ENOVID

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nor·ethy·no·drel (nor″ə-thiґno-drəl) [USP] a progestin used in combination with an estrogen component as an oral contraceptive, to control endometriosis, for the treatment of hypermenorrhea, and to produce cyclic withdrawal bleeding.

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