Origin of RU 486
First recorded in 1980; designation given the compound by its French manufacturer, Roussel UCLAF, Paris
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RU 486(är′yōō fôr′ā-tē-sĭks′)
- A drug that chemically terminates a pregnancy.mifepristone
- 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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