Enovid


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En•o•vid

(ɛnˈɒv ɪd)
Trademark.
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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Su primera version se produce en 1955: es la pildora Enovid, que provoca el bloqueo hormonal de la ovulacion.
In 1960, in the United States, the Food and Drugs Agency (FDA) authorized the commercialization of the first contraceptive pill, Enovid, produced by Searle.
Enovid, dreamt up by a woman, Margaret Sanger, and funded by another, Katherine McCormick, was marketed as medication to regulate periods, but it had a welcome side-effect.
The first OC, the Enovid pill, had been previously approved for sale for the purpose of regulating periods.
They hedged their bets by first launching their pill, "Enovid," as a tool for regulating menstruation, but Eig is clear that Searle executives felt that investing in a contraceptive product was a big risk for a small, family-owned company.
In 1960, the Food and Drug Administration approved a combination estrogen-progestin pill called Enovid as an oral contraceptive.
In benign lesion, the endometrium of patient receiving Enovid (combined contraceptive pills) and clomiphene citrate for contraception are the possible cause of calcification.
Enovid, the first oral contraceptive, was initially introduced for the regulation of menses in 1957.
In 1957, Pincus and Rock applied for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a medication--named Enovid to be used for regulating the menstrual cycle; this action created an avenue for the product to be used as birth control.
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.