<chemical> A synthetic analog of natural prostaglandin e1. It produces a dose-related inhibition of gastric acid and pepsin secretion, and enhances mucosal resistance to injury. It is an effective anti-ulcer agent and also has oxytocic properties. ... Pharmacological action: abortifacient agen...
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(mi-so-pros´tol) a synthetic prostaglandin E1 analogue used to treat gastric irritation resulting from long-term therapy with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. It is also used in conjunction with mifepristone for termination of pregnancy in the first trimester. Administered orally.
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(from the article `drug`) Misoprostol, administered in prescribed doses either orally or as a vaginal suppository, causes the uterus to contract much as it would at the ...
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Misoprostol is a drug that is used for the prevention of non steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) induced gastric ulcers, for early abortion, to treat missed miscarriage, and to induce labor. The latter use is controversial in the United States. Misoprostol was invented and marketed by G.D. Sea...
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A medication that is sometimes used to treat missed and incomplete miscarriages, abortion inductions and often to soften the cervix for medical procedures including placement of an IUD, labor induction or postpartum hemorrhage.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: mī′sō-prost′ol Definitions: 1. A prostaglandin analogue used for prevention of gastric and duodenal ulcers; particularly useful in patients taking nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs; antiulcerative. A component of the mifepristone-regimen for early te...
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A radioprotective agent that belongs to the family of drugs called prostaglandins.
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A drug used to soften the cervix
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