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norgestrel

 [nor-jes´trel]
a potent synthetic progestational agent used, alone or in combination with an estrogen component, as an oral contraceptive.

norgestrel

/nor·ges·trel/ (-jes´trel) a synthetic progestational agent used as an oral contraceptive..

norgestrel

(nôr-jĕs′trəl)
n.
A progestin, C21H28O2, used in combination with estrogen as an oral contraceptive.

norgestrel

[nôrjes′trəl]
a progestin.
indications It is prescribed alone or in combination with estrogen as a contraceptive.
contraindications Thrombophlebitis, liver dysfunction, unusual vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. The drug should be used with caution in patients with a history of depression.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are thrombophlebitis, embolism, depression, amenorrhea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, breast changes, and masculinization of a female fetus. It should be discontinued immediately if vision changes, such as a complete or partial loss of vision or double vision, occur.

norgestrel

A PROGESTOGEN drug used as an oral contraceptive. A brand name is Neogest.
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Protective effect of nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) against norgestrel induced genotoxic damage.
In MCF-7 breast cancer cell lines, these 4 kallikreins are stimulated by estradiol, DHT, and Norgestrel treatment (our unpublished data).
Estan disponibles en el comercio mundial minipildoras de 350 [micron]g/dia de noretisterona, 75 [micron]g/dia de norgestrel, 50 [micron]g/dia de etinodiol, 50 [micron]g/dia de linestrenol, 30 [micron]g/dia de levonorgestrel y 75 [micron]g/dia de desogestrel.
A multi-center clinical investigation employing ethinyl estradiol with dl norgestrel as a postcoital contraceptive agent.
Les implants au levonorgestrel (46,7%) et les injections de medroxyprogesterone (27,6%) etaient rentables sur le dispositif intra-uterin (9,5%), Norgestrel (7,8%), Norethisterone enanthate (6,7%), les preservatifs masculins (6,4%), les pilules progestatives seulement (1,4%) et les spermicides (1,1%).
De acuerdo con el progestageno se pueden dividir en los de segunda generacion cuando contienen norgestrel, norgestimato o levonorgestrel y los de tercera generacion cuando contienen desogestrel o gestodeno; los que contienen drospirenona o clormadinona no se clasifican en estos grupos.
However, the present study is concurrent with the studies performed on synthetic steroids such as cyproterone acetate, ethynodiol diacetate, chlormadinone acetate, medroxyprogesterone acetate, norgestrel and megestrol acetate that induced CAs and SCEs with or without metabolic activation system [1,10,21,22,23,25,26].
For stimulation experiments, the steroid hormones estradiol (estrogen), dihydrotestosterone (androgen), norgestrel (synthetic progestin), aldosterone (mineralocorticoid), and dexamethasone (synthetic glucocorticoid) dissolved in absolute ethanol were added to the culture medium at a final concentration of [10.
Nevertheless, because the Supreme Court outlawed the brand name but not the chemical composition, two other brands (Inmediat N and Norgestrel Plus) remained on the market.
For an adolescent with acne or oily skin, he'll pick a less androgenic norgestimate-containing OC, while for a patient with endometriosis, he'll opt for an OC with progestin at the more androgenic end of the spectrum, such as norgestrel.
5 mg of norgestrel in each of four tablets) was on the market by October 1984.
A multicentre clinical investigation employing ethinyl estradiol combined with norgestrel as postcoital contraceptive agent.