Clinical data
ATC code G03AC04 (WHO)
G03AA02 (WHO) (with an estrogen)
CAS Number 10592-65-1
PubChem (CID) 9842127
ChemSpider 8017842
UNII 1A635076CE YesY
Chemical and physical data
Formula C25H34O2
Molar mass 366.536 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
This article is about a non-clinically used progestin compound. For the pharmaceutical drug, see quingestanol acetate.

Quingestanol (INN, BAN), also known as norethisterone 3-cyclopentyl enol ether, is a steroidal progestin of the 19-nortestosterone group which was never marketed.[1] It is a prodrug of norethisterone.[2][3] An acylated derivative, quingestanol acetate, is used as a pharmaceutical drug.[1]

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  1. 1 2 F.. Macdonald (1997). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. CRC Press. p. 1721. ISBN 978-0-412-46630-4. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  2. Raynaud JP, Ojasoo T (1986). "The design and use of sex-steroid antagonists". J. Steroid Biochem. 25 (5B): 811–33. PMID 3543501. Similar androgenic potential is inherent to norethisterone and its prodrugs (norethisterone acetate, ethynodiol diacetate, lynestrenol, norethynodrel, quingestanol).
  3. Di Carlo FJ, Loo JC, Aceto T, Zuleski FR, Barr WH (1974). "Quingestanol acetate metabolism in women". Pharmacology. 11 (5): 287–303. PMID 4853997.

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