Ortho-Novum

[ awr-thoh-noh-vuhm ]
/ ˌɔr θoʊˈnoʊ vəm /

Pharmacology, Trademark.

a brand name for a tablet containing the progestogen norethindrone and an estrogen, used as an oral contraceptive.

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Medical definitions for Ortho-Novum

Ortho-Novum
[ ôr′thō-nōvəm ]

A trademark for any of several oral contraceptives that contain norethindrone and either ethinyl estradiol or mestranol.
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