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This article is about a non-clinically used progestin compound. For the pharmaceutical drug, see gestonorone caproate.
Synonyms Gestonorone; 17α-Hydroxy-19-norprogesterone; 17α-Hydroxy-19-norpregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
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Formula C20H28O3
Molar mass 316.44 g·mol−1
3D model (Jmol)

Gestronol (BAN), also known as gestonorone, as well as 17α-hydroxy-19-norprogesterone or 17α-hydroxy-19-norpregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, is a steroidal progestin of the 19-norprogesterone and 17α-hydroxyprogesterone groups that was never marketed.[1][2][3] The C17α caproate ester of gestronol, gestonorone caproate (gestronol hexanoate), in contrast, has been marketed.[1][2][3]


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