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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Of these, 4-nonylphenol (linear) was inactive in all 3 ToxCast[TM] in vitro binding assays (but active in 10 of 11 of the remaining agonist-mode assays), 4-dodecylphenol was inactive in 2 of 3 assays (bovine and mouse), and mestranol was inactive in only 1 (mouse) of 3 ToxCast[TM] assays (see Figure 4).
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.
In 1960, the first oral contraceptive containing 150(Mu)g mestranol and 9.