misoprostol

A prostaglandin analog used in the treatment of ulcer disease; particularly useful in persons taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; antiulcerative.

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mi·so·pros·tol .mī-sō-'präs-.tōl, -.tȯl n a synthetic prostaglandin analog C22H38O5 used to prevent stomach ulcers associated with NSAID use and to induce abortion in conjunction with RU-486

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n.
a prostaglandin drug administered by mouth in the prevention and treatment of peptic ulcer, especially when caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (see NSAID), in which case it is given in conjunction with the NSAID. Possible side-effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain. Trade names: Cytotec, Napratec.

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mi·so·pro·stol (mi-so-prosґtol) a synthetic prostaglandin E1> analogue administered orally to prevent gastric ulcer associated with long-term therapy with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. It is also used orally in combination with mifepristone to terminate pregnancy, acting to soften and ripen the cervix and induce uterine contractions.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • misoprostol — ˌmīsōˈpräsˌtōl, ˌtȯl noun ( s) Etymology: miso (of unknown origin) + prostaglandin + ol : a synthetic prostaglandin analogue C22H38O5 used to prevent stomach ulcers associated with nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug use * * * misoprostol /mī sō …   Useful english dictionary

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