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(ɛnˈɒv ɪd)
a brand name for a hormonal compound used in medicine for ovulation control, adjustment of the menses, and control of uterine bleeding.
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Noun1.Enovid - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and norethynodrel
anovulant, anovulatory drug, birth control pill, contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, oral contraceptive pill, pill - a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
norethynodrel - a progesterone derivative used in oral contraceptives and in the control of menstruation and the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding
mestranol - a synthetic form of estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives
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The response barely favored release of Enovid as a birth control agent.
The extremely understaffed FDA assigned the Enovid application to a young obstetrician-gynecologist who worked for the agency part-time while completing his medical residency.
A further step forward was introduced when--starting from the same observation of beneficial effects of pregnancy on endometriosis--the first oral contraceptive ever marketed, Enovid (norethinodrel plus mestranol) was administered to 23 women with endometriosis.
Enovid was followed by products with improved balances of hormonal dosages, which caused fewer side-effects and were safer while maintaining efficacy.
This argument was especially relevant in the early 1960s, when the monopoly producer of Enovid sold it at a premium.
In 1960, the Food and Drug Administration approved a combination estrogen-progestin pill called Enovid as an oral contraceptive.
Only in 1960 was Enovid additionally registered as a contraceptive, notwithstanding a hands-off approach on the part of government and frank opposition from the Catholic Church.
Marks quotes from an advertisement to promote the Enovid pill:
In 1957, the Federal Drug Administration approved of the contraceptive ENOVID for the treatment of dysmenorrhea and endometriosis.
This data seemingly undercuts the claim of many historians that it was FDA approval of the oral contraceptive Enovid in 1960 that sparked the sexual revolution.