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Ethinyl Estradiol-Norgestimate
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Definition of Ethinyl Estradiol-Norgestimate
An oral preparation combination containing the semisynthetic estrogen ethinyl estradiol and the synthetic progestagen norgestimate with contraceptive activity. ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate act by negative feed back mechanism at pituitary gland suppressing the release of gonadotropin hormones follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). This combination inhibits ovulation and promotes the thickening of the cervical mucus and the endometrium. The combination of ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate may also be used in the treatment of acne.

Ethinyl Estradiol-Norgestimate is from the group

Oral Contraceptive Preparation

Other Names for Ethinyl Estradiol-Norgestimate

Ethinyl Estradiol/Norgestimate
Oral Contraceptive, Combination
Ortho Cyclen
Orthotricyclen
Previfem
Sprintec

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