15 relations: Abortifacient, Aglepristone, Antiglucocorticoid, Antiprogestogen, Endometrium, Hormonal contraception, International nonproprietary name, Mifepristone, Onapristone, Organic compound, Schering AG, Side chain, Steroid, Telapristone, Toripristone.
An abortifacient ("that which will cause a miscarriage" from Latin: abortus "miscarriage" and faciens "making") is a substance that induces abortion.
Aglepristone (brand name Alizine; former developmental code names RU-46534, RU-534) is a synthetic, steroidal antiprogestogen related to mifepristone which is marketed by Virbac in several European countries for use in veterinary medicine.
An antiglucocorticoid is a drug which reduces glucocorticoid activity in the body.
Antiprogestogens, or antiprogestins, also known as progesterone antagonists or progesterone blockers, are a class of drugs which prevent progestogens like progesterone from mediating their biological effects in the body.
The endometrium is the inner epithelial layer, along with its mucous membrane, of the mammalian uterus.
Hormonal contraception refers to birth control methods that act on the endocrine system.
The International Nonproprietary Name (INN) is an official generic and non-proprietary name given to a pharmaceutical drug or an active ingredient.
Mifepristone, also known as RU-486, is a medication typically used in combination with misoprostol, to bring about an abortion.
Onapristone (INN) (developmental code names ZK-89299, ZK-299) is a synthetic, steroidal antiprogestogen with additional antiglucocorticoid activity which was developed by Schering and described in 1984 but was never marketed.
In chemistry, an organic compound is generally any chemical compound that contains carbon.
Schering AG was a research-centered German multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Wedding, Berlin, which operated as an independent company from 1851 to 2006.
In organic chemistry and biochemistry, a side chain is a chemical group that is attached to a core part of the molecule called "main chain" or backbone.
A steroid is a biologically active organic compound with four rings arranged in a specific molecular configuration.
Telapristone, as telapristone acetate (proposed brand names Proellex, Progenta; former code name CDB-4124), is a synthetic, steroidal selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) related to mifepristone which is under development by Repros Therapeutics for the treatment of breast cancer, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.
Toripristone (INN) (developmental code name RU-40555) is a synthetic, steroidal antiglucocorticoid as well as antiprogestogen which was never marketed.