norethindrone

noun
nor·​eth·​in·​drone | \ ˌnȯr-ˈe-thən-ˌdrōn How to pronounce norethindrone (audio) \

Definition of norethindrone

: a synthetic progestational hormone C20H26O2 used in birth control pills often in the form of its acetate

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Recent Examples on the Web Have had a serious allergic reaction to elagolix, estradiol, norethindrone acetate, or any of the ingredients in ORIAHNN. Noel Mumford, Essence, 27 May 2021 A few months later, the team synthesized a hormone known as norethindrone, which was originally intended to help pregnant women avoid miscarriages. Steve Marble, latimes.com, 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of norethindrone

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for norethindrone

nor- + ethinyl + hydr- + -one (as in progesterone)

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“Norethindrone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/norethindrone. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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norethindrone

noun
nor·​eth·​in·​drone | \ nȯr-ˈeth-ən-ˌdrōn, ˌnȯr-eth-ˈin- How to pronounce norethindrone (audio) \

Medical Definition of norethindrone

: a synthetic progestational hormone C20H26O2 used in birth control pills often in the form of its acetate C22H28O3 — see loestrin, minastrin, ortho-novum

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