One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
1980s; earliest use found in Approved Names 1981. From m + iso- + prost- + -ol.
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