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misoprostol

Pronunciation: mi'so-prost'ol

Definition: A prostaglandin analogue used for prevention of gastric and duodenal ulcers; particularly useful in patients taking nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs; antiulcerative. A component of the mifepristone-regimen for early termination of pregnancy.

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