levonorgestrel

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noun le·vo·nor·ges·trel \ˌlē-və-nȯr-ˈje-strəl\

Definition of levonorgestrel

  1. :  the levorotatory form of a synthetic progestin C21H28O2 used especially in oral contraceptives

Origin and Etymology of levonorgestrel

lev- + norgestrel, a progestin


First Known Use: 1977


Medical Dictionary

levonorgestrel

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noun le·vo·nor·ges·trel \ˌlē-və-nȯr-ˈjes-trəl\

Medical Definition of levonorgestrel

  1. :  a synthetic progestin C21H28O2 that is used especially in birth control pills and contraceptive implants and that is the levorotatory form of norgestrel—see mirena, plan b, seasonale, seasonique


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