Definition of Misoprostol
1. Noun. Category:en:Drugs A drug used for various purposes including the prevention of drug-induced gastric ulcers and the inducement of abortions, having the chemical formula C22H38O5 ¹
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Medical Definition of Misoprostol
A synthetic analog of natural prostaglandin e1. It produces a dose-related inhibition of gastric acid and pepsin secretion, and enhances mucosal resistance to injury. It is an effective anti-ulcer agent and also has oxytocic properties.
Pharmacological action: abortifacient agents, non-steroidal, anti-ulcer agents, oxytocics.
Chemical name: Prost-13-en-1-oic acid, 11,16-dihydroxy-16-methyl-9-oxo-, methyl ester, (11alpha,13E)-
(12 Dec 1998)
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