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NIMH Code: M-703
Compound Name: Mifepristone
Alternative Name: (8S,11R,13S,17S)-11-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-17-hydroxy-13-methyl-17-prop-1-ynyl-1,2,6,7,8,11,12,14,15,16-decahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-one; (11-beta,17-beta)-11-[4-(Dimethylamino)phenyl]-17-hydroxy-17-(1-propynyl)estra-4,9-dien-3-one
Abbreviation: RU-486
PubChemID: 6712024
CAS: 84371-65-3
Molecular Formula: C29H35NO2
Biological Activity: Progesterone receptor antagonist; stimulates prolactin secretion
References: Chen, Melissa J.; Creinin, Mitchell D., Obstet. Gynecol., 2015, 126, 12-21. Teutsch, G., Science, 1989, 246, 985.
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Structure of M-703
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