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RU 486

or RU-486

Origin of RU 486
First recorded in 1980; designation given the compound by its French manufacturer, Roussel UCLAF, Paris Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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RU 486 in Medicine

RU 486 (är'yōō fôr'ā-tē-sĭks')
A drug that chemically terminates a pregnancy.

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RU 486 in Science
RU 486
  (är'y fôr'ā-tē-sĭks')   
An oral drug that terminates early pregnancy by interfering with the action of progesterone, thereby preventing the attachment of a fertilized ovum to the uterine wall.
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