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  DL-Norgestrel



DL-Norgestrel

   A synthetic progestational agent with actions similar to those of PROGESTERONE. This racemic or (+-)-form has about half the potency of the levo form (LEVONORGESTREL). Norgestrel is used as a contraceptive,ovulation inhibitor, and for the control of menstrual disorders and endometriosis.

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PROGESTERONE
A hormone produced in response to luteinizing hormone (LH) released from the pituitary gland. It is required to flush out the uterus if an egg is not fertilized. It is also useful for stimulating the growth of new bone mass.

Inhibitor
A substance that is added to another to prevent or slow down an unwanted reaction or change.

Menstrual
An endocrine cycle of 28 days in women which includes fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone, the events of enodmetrial development, follicular maturation, ovulation, changes in cervical mucus secretion, breast vascularization changes, and if pregnancy does not occur, menstruation.

Endometriosis
A condition in which tissue more or less perfectly resembling the uterine mucous membrane (the endometrium) and containing typical endometrial granular and stromal elements occurs aberrantly in various locations in the pelvic cavity.



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DL-Tyrosine, alpha-methyl-
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DL-Serine 2-((2,3,4-trihydroxyphenyl)methyl))hydrazide
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DL-Norgestrel

DNA Binding Proteins
Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.

DNA Binding Protein, Cyclic AMP Responsive
A protein that has been shown to function as a calcium regulated transcription factor as well as a substrate for depolarization-activated calcium calmodulin-dependent protein kinases I and II. This protein functions to integrate both calcium and cAMP signals.

DNA Binding Protein
Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.

DNA Amplification Technique
Laboratory techniques that involve the in-vitro synthesis of many copies of DNA or RNA from one orginal template.

DNA Amplification Techniques
Laboratory techniques that involve the in-vitro synthesis of many copies of DNA or RNA from one orginal template.

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