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A progestin, C24H30O3, that is an analog of spironolactone and is used in combination with estrogen in oral contraceptives and in hormone replacement therapy.

[(hy)dro- + spi(ro)-, prefix for an organic compound containing two rings sharing a single atom (from Latin spīra, coil; see spire2) + anthrenone, one of its constituents (anthr(ac)en(e) + -one).]
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n drospirenona
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