HyperDic: ru_486

English > 1 sense of the expression RU 486:
NOUNartifactRU 486, abortion pill, mifepristonean abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU 486) developed in France
English > RU 486: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU 486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo.
Synonymsabortion pill, mifepristone
Broaderabortifacient, aborticide, abortion-inducing drugA drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
Usage oftrademarka formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer / manufacturer or distributor / distributor of a product

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