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|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|(13-ethyl-17-ethynyl-3-hydroxyimino- 1,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15,16- dodecahydrocyclopenta[a] phenanthren-17-yl) acetate|
|ATC code||G03 G03 (only combinations with estrogens)|
|Mol. mass||369.497 g/mol|
|(what is this?)|
Norgestimate is a form of progestin, which is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. Norgestimate is used with estradiol (a female sex hormone that is involved in the development and maintenance of the female reproductive system), to treat the symptoms of menopause.
Norgestimate and ethinylestradiol are used as an oral contraceptive, indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women.
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