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A synthetic steroid, C29H35NO2, that blocks the action of progesterone and is used in combination with misoprostol to induce abortion in early pregnancy. Also called RU 486.

[(a)mi(no) + alteration of phe(nyl) + pr(opyl) + alteration of est(radiol) + -one.]
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(Pharmacology) an antiprogestogenic steroid, used in the medical termination of pregnancy. Formula: C29H35NO2
[C20: from aminophenol + propyne + oestradiol + -one]
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(ˌmɪf əˈprɪs toʊn)
an antigestational drug that prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterine wall by blocking the action of progesterone.
[1985–90; probably alter. of (a)mi(no)phe(nol) + pr(opyl) + est(radiol) + -one]
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Noun1.mifepristone - an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in Francemifepristone - an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo
aborticide, abortifacient, abortion-inducing drug - a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
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n mifepristona
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Net proceeds from the warrant exercise and the offering will be used by the company to fund its ongoing operations, the commercialisation of Korlym 300 mg tablets, continuation of its Phase III clinical trial of mifepristone for psychotic depression, further development of next-generation compounds, fund working capital and for general corporate purposes.
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