Definition of Dinoprostone

1. Noun. (medicine) A naturally-occurring prostaglandin, PGE2, with important effects in labour (softening the cervix and causing uterine contraction), sometimes used as an abortifacient. ¹



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Medical Definition of Dinoprostone

1. 7-(3-hydroxy-2-(3-hydroxy-1-octenyl)-5-oxocyclopentyl)-5-heptenoic acid. The most common and most biologically active of the mammalian prostaglandins. It exhibits most biological activities characteristic of prostaglandins and has been used extensively as an oxytocic agent. The compound also displays a protective effect on the intestinal mucosa. Pharmacological action: oxytocics. Chemical name: Prosta-5,13-dien-1-oic acid, 11,15-dihydroxy-9-oxo-, (5Z,11alpha,13E,15S)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dinoprostone

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dinophyte
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dinoprost tromethamine
dinoprostone (current term)
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