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abortifacient

 [ah-bor″tĭ-fa´shent]
1. causing abortion.
2. an agent that induces abortion.

a·bor·ti·fa·cient

(ă-bōr-ti-fā'shent), Avoid the misspelling abortefacient.
1. Producing abortion. Synonym(s): aborticide, abortient, abortigenic, abortive (3)
2. An agent that produces abortion.
[L. abortus, abortion, + facio, to make]

abortifacient

/abor·ti·fa·cient/ (ah-bor″tĭ-fa´shent)
1. causing abortion.
2. an agent that induces abortion.

abortifacient

(ə-bôr′tə-fā′shənt)
adj.
Causing abortion.
n.
A substance or device used to induce abortion.

abortifacient

[əbôr′tifā′shənt]
1 causing abortion.
2 any agent that causes abortion.

Abortifacient

A drug, herb, chemical or other substance that dilates the cervix and causes the uterus to contract, resulting in spontaneous termination of pregnancy.
Fringe obstetrics A potentially toxic herb—e.g., pennyroyal, black cohosh, blue cohosh, parsley, and tansy, which evoke spontaneous abortion
Pharmacology An agent that induces the expulsion of an embryo or fetus, e.g., prostaglandin E1 analogues—misoprostol, gemeprost

abortifacient

Pharmacology An agent that induces the expulsion of an embryo or fetus; a drug, herb other chemical that dilates of the cervix and causes the uterus to contract resulting in a spontaneous termination of pregnancy

a·bor·ti·fa·cient

(ă-bōr'ti-fā'shĕnt)
1. Producing abortion.
Synonym(s): abortive (3) .
2. Any agent (usually a drug) that produces abortion.
[L. abortus, abortion, + facio, to make]

abortifacient

A drug used to cause ABORTION. Many substances have been reputed to cause abortion and many have been tried in an attempt to procure abortion illegally, mostly without effect. In clinical practice abortion is chiefly induced with one of the PROSTAGLANDINS. Other drugs, such as mifepristone (see ABORTION PILL) and OXYTOCIN, are also used to induce labour.

abortifacient,

adj/n an instrument or material capable of terminating a pregnancy.

abortifacient

1. causing abortion.
2. an agent that induces abortion.