norgestrel

[ nawr-jes-truhl ]
/ nɔrˈdʒɛs trəl /

noun Pharmacology.

a synthetic progestin, C21H28O2, used in some oral contraceptives either alone or in combination with an estrogen.

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Origin of norgestrel

1965–70; nor- + (pro)gest(ogen) + -rel, of uncertain derivation
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Medical definitions for norgestrel

norgestrel
[ nôr-jĕstrəl ]

n.

A synthetic progestogen used in combination with estrogen as an oral contraceptive.
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