TITLE

mefipristone

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1325
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term mefipristone is presented. The term refers to an oral agent used to induce abortions. It is typically administered for this purpose with misoprostol or methotrexate. The drug was previously known as RU-486. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also provided.
ACCESSION #
21235330

 

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