L-norgestrel

Definition / meaning of L-norgestrel

A form of the hormone progesterone that is made in the laboratory and used to prevent pregnancy. It is being studied in the prevention of ovarian and endometrial cancer, and in the treatment of other conditions. L-norgestrel is a type of oral contraceptive. Also called levonorgestrel and Plan B.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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