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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.
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norgestrel

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

A PROGESTOGEN drug used as an oral contraceptive. A brand name is Neogest.
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Of all post partum women who chose a method before discharge, 43% (30 417) initiated a quarterly injectable (150 mg of medroxyprogesterone acetate), 28% (18 884) underwent voluntary surgical sterilization, 14% (9 349) initiated another effective contraceptive method, 7% (4 488) received a male condom, 7% (4 593) initiated a combined oral contraceptive (norgestrel, 0.3 mg; ethinyl estradiol, 0.03 mg) regardless of whether they were breastfeeding, and less than 1% (251) received an IUD (TCu 380A with 380 [mm.sup.2] of copper).
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In MCF-7 breast cancer cell lines, these 4 kallikreins are stimulated by estradiol, DHT, and Norgestrel treatment (our unpublished data).
Actually, any oral contraceptive containing levonorgestrel or norgestrel can also be used for BC.
Both groups of women took 30 [mu]g ethinyl estradiol/300 [mu]g norgestrel monophasic pills.
No clinically significant drug interactions have been reported with the use of sirolimus and acyclovir, digoxin, glyburide, nifedipine, norgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Kelly, Gruber, Behbod, & Kahan, 1997; Vasquez, 2000).
There is no exact match for Prempak-C, which contains a natural form of oestrogen and a progestogen called norgestrel, but Premique is the closest you will get.
Comparative randomized double-blind study of high dosage ethinyl estradiol versus ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel combination in postcoital contraception.
Haspels, "interception II; Postcoital Low-Dose Estrogens and Norgestrel Combination in 633 Women," Contraception, 31:275-293, 1985; R.K.L.