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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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Nothing on the packaging indicated they contained pharmaceutical products, much less chemical abortifacients, which required any special handling.
As we have seen throughout the Caribbean knowledge base surrounding plant-based abortifacients, the concepts of contraception differ throughout history in a variety of knowledge bases and even contemporarily among local communities.
An enrollee who has insurance coverage for contraceptives and abortifacients will go to one of these providers to receive the covered services.
Although some studies have shown that NSAIDs do not interfere with the effectiveness of mifepristone and misoprostol regimens in inducing second-trimester abortions,18 further investigation is needed to evaluate drug effectiveness in the first trimester and to learn more about the recommendation of these drugs as abortifacients, especially in settings in which Cytotec may not be available or where women cannot afford it.
Claims that there is success in any part of the UK in bringing down teenage pregnancy is false, as the MAPs abortifacient action destroying the embryonic human being, hides true pregnancy rates.
Stanford, in a 2000 paper entitled "Postfertilization Effects of Oral Contraceptives and Their Relationship to Informed Consent," advocate for objective presentation of the potential for the abortifacient or postfertilization effects to all patients during informed-consent discussions.
The question of whether the pill acts as an abortifacient was never really an issue.
Morning after" birth control is likely to prevent implantation, which some patients may view as abortifacient and therefore unacceptable.
Fennel and rue, on the other hand, are mentioned by all authorities as the most powerful abortifacients available, with rue most effective of all; and almost as frequently cited is white willow (~salix alba'), the tree from which Ophelia falls into the brook and drowns, the ~hoary' (i.
Te said the ruling contained a 'sunset clause,' which states that 'after compliance with due process and upon promulgation of the decision of the [FDA], the [TRO] would be deemed lifted if the questioned drugs and devices are found not abortifacient.
They are chemical abortifacients, not "contraceptives" at all.
Chemists need accurate information on the drugs they sell as abortifacients, encouragement to promote pregnancy tests, training in encouraging women to see a provider prior to purchase, and visual and written material to hand out.