M E de Gooijer

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Norethisterone (NET) is a progestagenic compound with very weak androgenicity and estrogenicity. These low androgenic and estrogenic activities may be attributed to NET itself or induced by metabolites of NET. In order to improve the bioactivity of NET, the effects of a 7alpha-methyl substitution were studied. Thus this study has two objectives: first the(More)
Norethisterone (NET) is a 19-nortestosterone derivative with progestagenic and some androgenic activity, which was used in the first generation of contraceptives. NET was succeeded by levonorgestrel (LNG) and later on by desogestrel (DSG) and gestodene (GSD). Although these latter two progestins had increased potency, there was still androgenicity with(More)
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