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pill

 [pil]
morning-after pill popular name for an emergency postcoital contraceptive containing a high dose of the hormones usually found in an oral contraceptive, either an estrogen plus a progestational agent, or the latter alone; used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse occurs, or after a contraceptive method fails during intercourse, administered orally.

pill

(pil), A pill is spherical. Avoid referring to tablets and capsules as pills in formal speech and writing.
1. A small globular mass of some coherent, but soluble, substance containing a medicinal substance to be swallowed.
See also: tablet.
2. The Pill; a colloquial term for oral contraceptives.
[L. pilula; dim. of pila, ball]

pill

(pĭl)
n.
1. A small pellet or tablet of medicine, often coated, taken by swallowing whole or by chewing.
2. Informal An oral contraceptive. Used with the.
v. pilled, pilling, pills

pill

Chinese medicine
A therapeutic preparation consisting of ground herbal powder mixed with honey, rolled into a ball and baked; pills may be mixed with other bases—e.g., flour paste, beeswax and fermented dough.
 
Medspeak
A medication formulated in tablet form, meant for oral use.

pill

Medtalk A medication formulated in tablet form, intended to be  taken orally. See Little yellow pill, Minipill, Pressure pill, Sugar pill, Water pill.

pill

(pil)
1. A small, globular mass of soluble material containing a medicinal substance to be swallowed; colloquially, any solid dosage form of oral medicine, including tablets and capsules.
2. "The pill"; colloquial term for an oral contraceptive.
[L. pilula; dim. of pila, ball]

pill

See ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE.

pill

(pil) A pill is spheric. Avoid referring to tablets and capsules as pills.
A small globular mass of some coherent, but soluble, substance containing a medicinal substance to be swallowed.
[L. pilula; dim. of pila, ball]

Patient discussion about pill

Q. does sleeping pills addictive? and is it ok health wise?

A. Most sleeping pills are addictive and it is advised to consult a doctor before starting any treatment, for the best treatment plan and what doses you should use.

Q. do any diet pills work

A. There is orlistat that prevents absorbing fat from the diet, sibutramine that reduces appetite that are currently approved by the FDA. (see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a601244.html and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a601110.html)

There also surgeries for weight loss called "bariatric surgeries" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bariatric_surgery).

However, the first step before the use of drugs or surgery is simply diet and physical exercise - these are the mainstay of weight loss. Drugs are usually an adjunct to it.

Q. how long dose pills take to get pills out your system

A. Marijuana takes about a month to leave your system ,ask someone who has to have a UA

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The scientists found that even at a relatively low rate of prescription--fewer than 18 doses a year--those who were given the pills had a 3.5 times greater risk of death compared with those who were not prescribed them.
It is the formation of pills or knops on the surface of woven or knitted fabrics caused by friction and abrasion.
The 30-year Swedish study, the latest evidence in a mounting body of research into the health effects of taking the Pill, found every third woman who took it suffered less menstrual pain, worked better and had less need for painkillers, compared with those who didn't take it.
"With this technology you can now tell where the pill is placed, take some blood samples and know exactly if the pill being in this region really enhances the bioavailability of the medicine in the body," said Edith Mathiowitz.
The pill definitely changed sex though, giving women more control over their fertility than they'd ever had before and permanently putting doctors - who previously didn't see contraceptives as part of their job - in the birth control picture.
Considering that pills of different strengths often sell for the same price, it would seem to make sense to ask your doctor to prescribe a bottle of 40-milligram (mg) tablets and cut each in half, rather than pay double for two bottles of 20-mg pills.
The study, which involved about 150 women in France who used emergency contraceptive pills between 2000 and 2004, found that six months after using the pills, 62 percent of the women used "a highly effective" method of contraception.
Instruct your patients to initiate or change doses based on the number of pills, with 1 pill corresponding to the medication's CRDU.
Also, the number of prescribed sleeping pills grew from 853 million in 2016 to 918 million in 2018, an average of 39 pills per person, which costs the National Health Insurance NT$2.09 billion a year.
The pill is easy to buy online and from 'herbal clinics' and also from unscrupulous dealers who deliver purchases on order across the country.Their relative affordability, at about Sh200 per tablet, and the one-time-use per month, has made the pills attractive to women keen on family planning.