misoprostol


mi·so·pros·tol

noun \ˌmī-sō-ˈpräs-ˌtōl, -ˌtl\

Definition of MISOPROSTOL

:  a synthetic prostaglandin analog C22H38O5 used to prevent stomach ulcers associated with NSAID use and to induce abortion in conjunction with RU-486

Origin of MISOPROSTOL

miso- (perhaps from methyl + iso-) + prostaglandin + 1-ol
First Known Use: 1982

mi·so·pros·tol

noun \ˌmī-sō-ˈpräs-ˌtōl, -ˌtl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MISOPROSTOL

: a synthetic prostaglandin analog C22H38O5 used to prevent stomach ulcers associated with NSAID use and to induce abortion in conjunction with RU-486

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