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Levonorgestrel MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Levonorgestrel
Tree Number(s)
D04.210.500.668.651.693.762.450
Unique ID
D016912
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016912
Scope Note
A synthetic progestational hormone with actions similar to those of PROGESTERONE and about twice as potent as its racemic or (+-)-isomer (NORGESTREL). It is used for contraception, control of menstrual disorders, and treatment of endometriosis.
Entry Term(s)
18,19-dinorpregn-4-en-20-yn-3-one, 13-ethyl-17-hydroxy-, (17alpha)-(-)-
Capronor
Cerazet
D-Norgestrel
Microlut
Microval
Mirena
NorLevo
Norgeston
Norplant
Norplant-2
Plan B
Vikela
duofem
l-Norgestrel
Pharm Action
Contraceptive Agents, Hormonal
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Registry Number
5W7SIA7YZW
Related Numbers
797-63-7
Previous Indexing
Norgestrel (1980-1991)
Public MeSH Note
1992; LEVONORGESTREL was indexed under NORGESTREL 1980-1991; for D-NORGESTREL use NORGESTREL 1978-2001
History Note
1992; use LEVONORGESTREL (NM) 1980-1991; for D-NORGESTREL use NORGESTREL 1978-2001
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/05/30
Revision Date
2019/01/16
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