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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

(ə-bôr′tə-fā′shənt)
adj.
Causing abortion.
n.
A substance or device used to induce 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.
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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.
Does the HHS mandate "substantially burden" the "exercise of religion" by those persons and organizations who have religious beliefs that forbid them from providing contraceptives and abortifacients? Again, the answer is clearly yes.
(8.) Lara D et al., Pharmacy provision of medical abortifacients in a Latin American city, Contraception, 2006, 74(5):394-399.
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.
Serologic, bacteriologic, and histopathologic examination of fetal tissues identified no other infectious abortifacient agents in the Chlamydiales-positive samples.
Experts in the fields of pharmacy, biology, gynecology, and obstetrics have come to the conclusion that today's hormonal contraceptives not only possess their contraceptive properties but have potential abortifacient mechanisms that can kick in when the contraceptive mechanism fails.
"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.e.
Note as well the way the ordering process is constructed, a third party--not the woman--could buy the abortifacients, even in bulk.
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.
While the proportions of chemists selling other drugs as abortifacients was similar across states and chemist shop sizes, stocking patterns for mifepristone varied considerably.