mestranol


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mes·tra·nol

 (mĕs′trə-nôl′, -nōl′, -nŏl′)
n.
A synthetic estrogen, C21H26O2, used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives.

[m(ethyl) + estra(trie)n(e), one of its constituents (estra-, estrogenic hormone; see estradiol + tri- + -ene) + -ol.]

mestranol

(ˈmɛstrəˌnɒl; -ˌnəʊl)
n
(Pharmacology) a synthetic oestrogen used in combination with progestogens as an oral contraceptive. Formula: C21H26O2
[C20: from m(ethyl) + (o)estr(ogen) + (pregn)an(e) (C21H36) + -ol]
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Noun1.mestranol - a synthetic form of estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptivesmestranol - a synthetic form of estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives
Enovid - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and norethynodrel
Norinyl - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone and mestranol
Ovulen - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and a progestin compound
estrogen, oestrogen - a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
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Searle Co., Chicago), was tested in 1957 in Japan and Puerto Rico in a formulation containing 75 [micro]g of mestranol and 10 mg of norethynodrel.
O primeiro contraceptivo hormonal foi a pilula Enovid[R], contendo 150 [micron]g de mestranol (estrogeno) e 9,85 mg de noretinodrel (progesterona).
The list included three chemicals known to require metabolic transformation for estrogenic activity, mestranol (Schmider et al.
Pharmacologic changes in binding capacity of serum corticosteroid-binding globulin induced by conjugated estrogens, mestranol, and ethinyl estradiol.
Steroids Alkylphenols Polyaromatic compounds 17[alpha]- ethinylestradiol Nonylphenol Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) 17[beta]-estradiol Ethoxylated Flame retardants nonylphenol Estrone Octylphenol Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH Mestranol Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Steroids Oxygenated Pesticides organic compounds 17[alpha]- ethinylestradiol Phthalates Atrazine 17[beta]-estradiol Bisphenol A Linuron Estrone Hexachlorobenzene Mestranol Pentachlo- Diethylstilbestrol (DES) rophenol (PCP) Source: Bila et al.
(10.) A combination of the chemical compounds mestranol and norethynodrel.
In 1960, the first oral contraceptive containing 150(Mu)g mestranol and 9.5mg norethynodrel was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).2