abortifacient


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abortifacient

[ə‚bȯrd·ə′fā·shənt]
(medicine)
Any agent that induces abortion.
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Joseph's Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York, says," It's wrong to say, you can use anything that has abortifacient properties.
Although abortifacient and emmenagogic effects have been suggested, there is no evidence supporting these effects when used as a food.
In addition, we examined how frequently vendors recommended other drugs that combine misoprostol with diclofenac (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug [NSAID]), which have similar abortifacient properties, but are much less expensive than misoprostol.
Although Chlamydophila abortus is a known etiologic agent of ruminant abortion, several novel species of Chlamydia-like organisms have recently emerged as putative ruminant abortifacients.
Against the first, some argue that the medications in question cannot possibly have an abortifacient effect because they do not stop a pregnancy.
Even if true, that doesn't make the Pill an abortifacient in the official view of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which defines pregnancy as beginning with implantation.
In addition, they mention that some women may choose not to use the method because they fear negative effects or believe that it is an abortifacient.
The Irish Medicines Board banned Levonelle three years ago on the grounds it was an abortifacient but the decision was later reversed.
Learn how a community reacts to Carol Miller, a private school teacher who shared with her teenaged students the stories of her abortions and instructions for a 200-year-old herbal abortifacient.
The question of whether the pill acts as an abortifacient was never really an issue.
It is vital for the welfare of our young people that they should not have free access to powerful and dangerous abortifacient without the necessary medical examination and advice which the situation requires.