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Mifepristone

"Mifepristone" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A progestational and glucocorticoid hormone antagonist. Its inhibition of progesterone induces bleeding during the luteal phase and in early pregnancy by releasing endogenous prostaglandins from the endometrium or decidua. As a glucocorticoid receptor antagonist, the drug has been used to treat hypercortisolism in patients with nonpituitary CUSHING SYNDROME.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Mifepristone" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Mifepristone" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 88 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2005 and 2014
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