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1. a small spherical or ovoid mass of a medicinal substance, intended to be swallowed whole
2. the Informal an oral contraceptive



a solid medicinal dosage form for internal use. Pills are globules of a homogeneous plastic substance that contains the medicine; they range in weight from 0.1 to 0.5 g. Since tablets, lozenges, and capsules are more convenient forms of medication, pills are rarely used in modern practice.

What does it mean when you dream about a pill?

If the pill is a vitamin, then swallowing a pill in a dream might reflect a desire to take care of one’s health. Taking a pill can be a metaphor for accepting something unpleasant—”swallowing a bitter pill.” Pills could be a reference to “The Pill” used in birth control, and sometimes irritating people are referred to as “pills.”


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A small, solid dosage form of a globular, ovoid, or lenticular shape, containing one or more medicinal substances.
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The morning-after pill is not the slam dunk the prosecution say it is.
However, with the morning-after pill the negative consequence is often the killing of a person and is therefore seen as unacceptable and disproportional to the benefits.
Side-effects of the pill include nausea, vomiting, headaches, mood swings and back pain, similar to the conventional morning-after pill.
The protocol for rape victims should include administering them the morning-after pill.
Dr Thom promised when they introduced the morning-after pill service in Britain two years ago that they would take all reasonable steps to ensure the contraceptives would not fall into the hands of underage girls.
The reality of the morning-after pill is that it can act as an abortifacient, therefore Ann Furedi's suggestion that it gives women a second chance to avoid a problem pregnancy is false.
When asked if her strong support of the morning-after pill could be a gateway to introducing legalized abortion, Bachelet deflected the question.
A DESPERATE city woman was refused the morning-after pill by a Muslim pharmacist who told her "it was against her religion" to sell it.
Oregon law does not require pharmacists who object to dispensing the morning-after pill to do so.
Particularly vehement religious fervor is now focused on the morning-after pill, which prevents pregnancy within the first few days after intercourse--sometimes by flushing out a fertilized egg.
The morning-after pill is a higher dose of regular hormonal contraception.
In one of my very first columns here I spoke out against the morning-after pill being too freely available.