ethynodiol

ethynodiol
A semisynthetic orally effective steroid with biological effects that largely resemble those of progesterone; in addition, it is weakly estrogenic and androgenic; administered in combination with an estrogen as an oral contraceptive.
- e. diacetate an antifertility agent, usually used in combination with mestranol.

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