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mifepristone

Pronunciation: mif'pris-ton

Definition: Synthetic chemical compound with antiprogesterone properties used for early pregnancy termination; the substance binds with glucocorticoid receptors resulting in increased adrenal gland secretion.

Synonym(s): RU-486

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