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Luis Ernesto Miramontes Biography

Luis Ernesto Miramontes:

Luis Ernesto Miramontes was a Mexican chemist.


March 16, 1925 in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico


September 13, 2004 in Mexico City, Mexico

Claim to Fame:

Miramontes was a Mexican chemist who first synthesized the compound norethindrone. Norethindrone would be the basis for progestin, the first oral contraceptive. It can also be used to treat premenstrual and menopausal syndromes.

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