antiprogestin

noun

an·​ti·​pro·​ges·​tin -prō-ˈjest-ən How to pronounce antiprogestin (audio)
variants also anti-progestin or antiprogestogen or anti-progestogen
: a substance (such as mifepristone) that inhibits the action of progesterone in the body
RU-486 is an antiprogestin that is thought to compete with progesterone at the receptor site.Charles Morgan, Nature

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“Antiprogestin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/antiprogestin. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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