ethynyl estradiol


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e·thy·nyl es·tra·di·ol

a semisynthetic derivative of 17β-estradiol; active by mouth, with a long half-life, it is among the most potent of known estrogenic compounds; used in oral contraceptive preparations.
Synonym(s): ethinyl estradiol
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Recently, plant metabolites (phytochemicals) with estrogenic properties have been actively investigated as alternative to synthetic compounds (estradiol and ethynyl estradiol) for therapeutical purpose in humans.
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