abortifacient


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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.
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Some were even giving Depo Provera, a long-lasting abortifacient, to post partum patients.
Caption: Arnica is a uterine stimulant and an abortifacient, so it is contraindicated.
Furthermore, the absence of abortion and vaginal bleeding in the alkaloid-treated animals which were hitherto observed with the crude extract in our previous study suggest zero abortifacient activity for the alkaloid.
Because we were not certain about the process that women follow when they ask for abortifacient drugs in pharmacies, we hypothesized that one of two potential situations might occur, and we modeled the mystery client situations on the basis of these assumptions.
But on their view, that does not absolve us of responsibility for the cases in which an abortion does occur, and the fact remains that emergency contraception should be counted as an abortifacient.
The reason some people object to dispensing these pills is that they consider them abortifacients.
Therefore, it will have an abortifacient action and, consequently, we are opposed to it.
arrangements to allow women to get abortifacient drugs.
The British government-approved scientific view that it is not an abortifacient, is supported here by, among others, the Irish Family Planning Association.
An editorial in the same issue of the Journal makes a plea for distinguishing between the use of the drug an an abortifacient (i.
It has defined a potential new application for RU 486 that will shift the debate away from its use as an abortifacient.
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