RU 486


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RU 486

(är′yo͞o fôr′ā-tē-sĭks′)
n.
An oral drug that can terminate early pregnancy by blocking the action of progesterone.

mifepristone

An antiprogestin used with misoprostol, a PGE1 analogue, as a morning-after contraceptive for early pregnancy termination.

RU 486

Population control A synthetic 19-norsteroid abortifacient with potent antiprogestational and antiglucocorticoid properties Side effects Minimal pelvic pain, fatigue, nausea, headache; used for emergency postcoital contraception Potential uses for RU 486 Inhibition of ovulation, blocking of secretory endometrium, induction of labor, treatment of endometriosis and breast CA. See Contragestive. Cf Morning-after pill.
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Their statement read as follows: "We the undersigned, participants in the XIIth World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, regret the decision of Roussel-UCLAF to suspend the distribution of RU 486 (mifepristone), particularly in view of the recent approval of RU 486 as safe and effective by the drug regulatory authorities of the governments of China and France.
Sengupta, "Anti-Nidatory Effect of a Single, Early Post-Ovulatory Administration of RU 486 in the Rhesus Monkey," Human Reproduction, 8:552-558, 1993.
b) Children Born After Exposure To RU 486 And/Or Misoprostol
This is not to say that RU 486 will replace abortion services as we know them or that all women will choose to use RU 486.
They are very unhappy about the National Abortion Rights Action League's glib pronouncements on the virtues of RU 486.
Will he show the same intelligence and independence on RU 486 and stand up the Republican orthodoxy on this important scientific issue?
RU 486 works by blocking the action of progesterone, a hormone required to maintain pregnancy.
The demonstrated effectiveness of RU 486 as a postcoital contraceptive could have a significant impact on the prevention of undesirable pregnancies-and an unwanted pregnancy prevented is a potential abortion avoided.
Although Roussel claims it will continue to supply RU 486 to the National Institutes of Health and other places conducting F.
The publication also indicated that the Population Council anticipates that the FDA will act on its marketing application for RU 486 by September 30.
I think this article is going to irrevocably change the political landscape of RU 486 in the United States," says David A.
On October 28, the French Minister of Health ordered the company to resume distribution of RU 486 "in the interest of public health.