Definition of misoprostol in US English:

misoprostol

noun

Pharmacology
  • A synthetic analogue of prostaglandin E1, used to treat peptic ulcer disease and to induce labour; (±)-15-deoxy-(16RS)-16-hydroxy-16-methyl-PGE1 methyl ester, C₂₂H₃₈O₅.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Approved Names 1981. From m + iso- + prost- + -ol.

Pronunciation

misoprostol

/mʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈprɒstɒl/