Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic steroid hormone that has a similar effect to progesterone and is used in some contraceptive pills.
- ‘It consists of the hormone levonorgestrel, a common ingredient in birth control pills.’
- ‘We have Progestasert (a progesterone IUD), which is still available as well as the newer Mirena, which relies on the hormone levonorgestrel, a synthetic progesterone.’
- ‘No studies have specifically compared mifepristone with levonorgestrel.’
- ‘Plan B uses a form of the synthetic hormone progestin, called levonorgestrel, to block ovulation and fertilization of the egg in a process similar to what happens with use of traditional birth control pills.’
- ‘Certain drugs such as corticosteroids, anti-epileptic medicines like phenytoin, and oral contraceptives containing levonorgestrel or norethisterone, may aggravate acne.’
1970s: from levo- (it being a levorotatory isomer) + norgestrel, a synthetic steroid hormone.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.