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Synonyms Methoestrol; Metestrol; Promethestrol; Promethoestrol; Dimethylhexestrol
Drug class Nonsteroidal estrogen
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C20H26O2
Molar mass 298.41924 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)

Methestrol (INN) or methoestrol, also known as promethestrol or promethoestrol (BAN) or as dimethylhexestrol, is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen of the stilbestrol group related to diethylstilbestrol that was never marketed.[1][2]

A related drug is methestrol dipropionate (or promethestrol dipropionate) (brand name Meprane Dipropionate).[3][4][5][6][7][8]

See also


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  2. Mary C. Brucker; Tekoa L. King (8 September 2015). Pharmacology for Women’s Health. Jones & Bartlett Learning. pp. 640–. ISBN 978-1-284-10811-8.
  3. C.R. Ganellin; David J. Triggle (21 November 1996). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. Taylor & Francis. pp. 1298–. ISBN 978-0-412-46630-4.
  4. John A. Thomas; Edward J. Keenan (6 December 2012). Principles of Endocrine Pharmacology. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 150–. ISBN 978-1-4684-5036-1.
  5. Essential of Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology. Allied Publishers. 1985. pp. 85–. GGKEY:HLNJ1BHUKW2.
  6. Walter Modell (21 November 2013). Drugs in Current Use 1958. Springer. pp. 114–. ISBN 978-3-662-40303-7.
  7. Dubin (6 December 2012). Emergency Psychiatry for the House Officer. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 155–. ISBN 978-94-011-6690-4.
  8. G. Raspé (22 October 2013). Hormones and Embryonic Development: Advances in The Biosciences. Elsevier Science. pp. 141–. ISBN 978-1-4831-5171-7.

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