American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. RU 486.
- n. 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
- (a)mi(no) + alteration of phe(nyl) + pr(opyl) + alteration of est(radiol) + -one. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Use of early medication abortion — which uses two drugs in lieu of surgery — rose from 161,000 procedures to 199,000 between 2005 and 2008; the proportion of all non-hospital abortions via early medication increased from 14% to 17%; 59% of all known abortion providers now offer the pills — RU-486, known as mifepristone, and misoprostol.”
“In addition, the medical reality of administering RU-486 (known as mifepristone in the United States and marketed under the name Mifeprex) has discouraged many doctors from offering it to patients.”
“Once again, it requires three visits to a doctor or a clinic on the first visit, you take three pills, mifepristone, that is what was FDA-approved today.”
“Corcept's first-generation compound, CORLUX, also known as mifepristone, directly blocks the cortisol (GR-II) receptor and the progesterone (PR) receptor.”
“Corcept's first-generation compound, CORLUX, also known as mifepristone, directly blocks the GR-II (cortisol) receptor and the progesterone receptor.”
“The abortion drug, also known as mifepristone, has been responsible for the deaths of at least a dozen women worldwide and has injured more than 1,200 according to FDA figures from 2007.”
“The abortion drug, also known as mifepristone, has been responsible for the deaths of at least a dozen”
“Unlike in other European countries, the pill, also known as mifepristone, will be administered solely in hospitals.”
“Abortions due to medication, or the drug mifepristone, once called RU-486, are now more accessible than they were five years ago because a growing number of family-planning clinics offer them, she said.”
“Senator Grassley found that Schatzberg controlled more than $6 million worth of stock in Corcept Therapeutics, a company he cofounded that is testing mifepristone — the abortion drug otherwise known as RU-486 — as a treatment for psychotic depression.”
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