anovulant


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anovulant

(ăn′ŏv′yə-lənt)
n.
A drug that suppresses ovulation.

an·ov′u·lant adj.
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The object of wielding the sword or the axe, firing the gun, or giving the lethal injection constitutes the natural species of what takes place, just as the taking of anovulant pills constitutes the natural species of an act that may have as its purpose the relief of menstrual pain, the protection of consecrated virgins being made pregnant through rape, the practice of responsible parenthood, or the realization of an anti-life attitude.
35) Such an understanding of the contraceptive act further facilitated the explanation of the licitness of therapeutic means, such as the use of an anovulant to treat endometriosis, since the proximate and specifying end for which such treatments were employed was obviously not contraceptive, though the result was physically contraceptive.