|Synonyms||17α-Hydroxy-16-methylene-19-norprogesterone; 16-Methylene-17α-hydroxy-19-norpregn-4-ene-3,20-dione; 17α-Deacetylnestorone|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||328.445 g/mol|
|3D model (JSmol)|
Segesterone (INN, USAN), also known as 17α-hydroxy-16-methylene-19-norprogesterone or as 17α-deacetylnestorone, is a steroidal progestin of the 19-norprogesterone group that was never marketed. An acetate ester, segesterone acetate, better known as nestorone or elcometrine, is marketed for clinical use. Segesterone acetate produces segesterone as a metabolite.
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