norethindrone

[ nawr-eth-in-drohn ]
/ nɔrˈɛθ ɪnˌdroʊn /

noun Pharmacology.

an orally active progestin, C20H26O2, used as a progesterone, especially as an oral contraceptive in combination with an estrogen.

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Origin of norethindrone

By shortening and alteration of parts of its chemical name
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Medical definitions for norethindrone

norethindrone
[ nôr-ĕthĭn-drōn′ ]

n.

A progestational agent with some estrogenic and androgenic activity that is used as a substitute for progesterone and, in combination with an estrogen, as an oral contraceptive.
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