"Mifepristone" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A progestational and glucocorticoid hormone antagonist. Its inhibition of progesterone induces bleeding during the luteal phase and in early pregnancy by releasing endogenous prostaglandins from the endometrium or decidua. As a glucocorticoid receptor antagonist, the drug has been used to treat hypercortisolism in patients with nonpituitary CUSHING SYNDROME.
- Danco Brand of Mifepristone
- Mifepristone Danco Brand
- Exelgyn Brand of Mifepristone
- Mifepristone Exelgyn Brand
- Contragest Brand of Mifepristone
- Mifepristone Contragest Brand
- R 38486
- RU 38486
- RU 486
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