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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He includes its physical description, where it can be found, and again mentions its strong odor, a sign that he understood its use as an abortifacient, "All the parts of this Plant have a very strong unsavoury smell, like to Wild-Garlick" (14) (172) and reports that it grows in "Shady Woods, in the Savannas, every where.
The alkaloid did not exhibit complete abortifacient effect since the pregnant animals exposed to the alkaloid presented with closed vagina just like the controls.
Finally, the third variable was availability of the drug by individual pill in the pharmacy, used as an indicator of the drug's availability for abortifacient purposes rather than to treat gastric ulcers.
From this perspective, whether we call emergency contraception abortifacient or contraceptive is more a semantic question than a moral one.
Pharmaceutical company statements, medical textbooks, doctors, scientists, and even the government show total agreement when it comes to the abortifacient nature of the backup mechanism.
If crow-flower was the same as crowfoot, or ~buttercup', as is argued in Furness's Variorum edition, this too would rank as an antifertility herb (see Riddle, 80); modern editors, however, usually identify it as the ~ragged robin', a gillyflower or wallflower that was also occasionally listed as an abortifacient (Riddle, 85).
An editorial in the same issue of the Journal makes a plea for distinguishing between the use of the drug an an abortifacient (i.
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However, there is one key element missing from the report and that is any mention of the part played in reducing these figures by the Welsh Government's health policy of providing the abortifacient Morning After Pill (MAP) at Welsh chemists across Wales.
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