Norplant

noun trademark a contraceptive implant for women which gradually releases the hormone levonorgestrel.
Origin
1980s: from (levo)nor(gestrel) (im)plant.

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  • Norplant — / Jadelle Background Birth control type Hormonal Progestogen implant First use 1983 (Finland) Failure rates (first year) Perfect use 0.05% Typical use …   Wikipedia

  • Norplant — es la antigua marca de un implante subcutáneo usado como método anticonceptivo desarrollado en 1983 en Finlandia.[1] Jadelle (Norplant II) es el nombre de la marca del implante de segunda generación aprobado en 1996.[2] Contenido 1 1983 Nor …   Wikipedia Español

  • Norplant — [nôr′plant΄] trademark for a contraceptive implant for women surgically inserted under the skin of the upper arm so as to release progesterone or various other steroid hormones gradually over a period of several years …   English World dictionary

  • Norplant — /nawr plant / Trademark. a long term contraceptive for women, usually effective for 5 years, consisting of several small slow release capsules of progestin implanted under the skin. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Norplant — Nor·plant nō(ə)r .plant trademark used for contraceptive implants of encapsulated levonorgestrel * * * Nor·plant (norґplant) trademark for a preparation of levonorgestrel …   Medical dictionary

  • Norplant — Nor•plant [[t]ˈnɔrˌplænt, ˌplɑnt[/t]] pha Trademark. a long term contraceptive for women, usu. effective for 5 years, consisting of several small slow release capsules of progestin implanted under the skin …   From formal English to slang

  • Norplant — /nawr plant / Trademark. a long term contraceptive for women, usually effective for 5 years, consisting of several small slow release capsules of progestin implanted under the skin. [1985 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Norplant contraceptive — Implantable progestin in the form of Norplant was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for contraception in 1990 and the newer Norplant 2 was approved in 1996 for contraception. Made up of matchstick sized rubber rods, this… …   Medical dictionary

  • Anticonceptivo subdérmico — Anticonceptivo subdérmico, implante transdérmico, implante subcutáneo, también conocido como pelet o pellet, es un método anticonceptivo hormonal compuesto por una varilla de pequeño tamaño que se coloca debajo de la piel del brazo de la mujer,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Contraception, implantable progestin — Implantable progestin in the form of Norplant was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for contraception in 1990 and the newer Norplant 2 was approved by the FDA in 1996. Made up of matchstick sized rubber rods, this type of… …   Medical dictionary

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