mifepristone mifepristone

Definition(s):

  • (n) an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo

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Usage(s):

  1. With mifepristone, a woman typically passes large blood clots in the toilet within 24 hours after taking the second pill.
  2. That's exactly what mifepristone did for the experiment's mice, all of which had the BRCA-1 gene.
  3. If you are looking for Danco Laboratories LLC, the company that markets and distributes mifepristone, don't bother calling directory assistance.

News

  • 42 botched chemical abortions reported to state medical board

    The Ohio Right to Life organization on Thursday urged Attorney General Mike DeWine to expedite the litigation against Planned Parenthood and its practice of off-label prescribing abortion pill RU-486 (mifepristone) in Ohio.
    on August 23, 2013     Source: Norwalk Reflector

Quotes

  1. "Our investigation reveals that it was due to mifepristone," Dr. Crawford said.
    on Nov 17, 2004 By: Lester Crawford Source: LifeNews.com

  2. "Mifepristone is one of two medications in the regimen marketed as Mifeprex which also includes the drug misoprostol," explained Dr. Hager. "Mifepristone is an anti-progesterone which acts at the level of the lining of the uterus to interfere...
    on Dec 3, 2003 By: David Hager Source: LifeNews.com

  3. "Mifepristone has other applications such as saving women who have ectopic pregnancies from dangerous surgery, which often damages fallopian tubes and risks infertility," Senator Allison said. "It is also shown to be effective as a treatment...
    on Oct 2, 2005 By: Lyn Allison Source: The Age

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