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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(13-ethyl-17-ethynyl-3-hydroxyimino- 1,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15,16- dodecahydrocyclopenta[a] phenanthren-17-yl) acetate
CAS number 35189-28-7
ATC code G03AA11
PubChem 5360970
DrugBank APRD00569
Chemical data
Formula C23H31NO3 
Mol. mass 369.497 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Half life 12-30 hours
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
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Legal status
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Norgestimate is a molecule used in hormonal contraceptives.

Norgestimate is a form of progesterone, which is a female hormone important for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. Norgestimate is used with estradiol (a female sex hormone that is involved in the development and maintenance of the female reproductive system), to treat the symptoms of menopause.

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