from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A synthetic progestogen, C21H28O2, used in combination with estrogen as an oral contraceptive.

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  • n. A progestin used in hormonal contraceptives.

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  • n. synthetic progestin used in oral contraceptives


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

nor- + perhaps (pro)gest(e)r(one) + -el (perhaps short for ethyl).


  • Oral contraceptives yes, the not getting pregnant ones containing norgestrel may cause hair growth as does DHEA, which can help libido, or build muscle.

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  • First things first: Make sure you are actually taking the oral controceptive that's been recalled: Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and generic norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets.

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  • Levonorgestrel is highly effective and easier to tolerate than either the combination pills or 40 pills of norgestrel.


  • Oral contraceptives (OCs), frequently used by women contain levonorgestrel, norethindrone, and norgestrel.


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