misoprostol

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noun mi·so·pros·tol \ˌmī-sō-ˈpräs-ˌtōl, -ˌtȯl\

Definition of misoprostol

  1. :  a synthetic prostaglandin analog C22H38O5 used to prevent stomach ulcers associated with NSAID use and to induce abortion in conjunction with mifepristone

Origin and Etymology of misoprostol

miso- (perhaps from methyl + iso-) + prostaglandin + 1-ol


First Known Use: 1982


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misoprostol

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noun mi·so·pros·tol \ˌmī-sō-ˈpräs-ˌtōl, -ˌtȯl\

Medical Definition of misoprostol

  1. :  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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