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Misoprostol

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misoprostol

(Science: chemical) 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)-