etonogestrel

noun
et·​o·​no·​ges·​trel | \ ˌet-ə-nō-ˈjes-trəl How to pronounce etonogestrel (audio) \

Medical Definition of etonogestrel

: a synthetic progestin C22H28O2 used alone or in combination with an estrogen to prevent pregnancy

Note: Etonogestrel is marketed under the trademark Nexplanon and when combined with ethinyl estradiol under the trademark NuvaRing.

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“Etonogestrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/etonogestrel. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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