abortifacient

(redirected from Abortifacients)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

abortifacient

[ə‚bȯrd·ə′fā·shənt]
(medicine)
Any agent that induces abortion.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Note as well the way the ordering process is constructed, a third party--not the woman--could buy the abortifacients, even in bulk.
She said the agency informed interested parties of the review and gave enough time for the submission of evidence to support claims that the contraceptives were abortifacients.
These examples demonstrate that botanical abortifacients were common in the Americas and were part of everyday life.
He speaks out as strongly against it as the Hippocratic Oath speaks out against abortifacients.
The HHS mandate imposes a "substantial burden" on the "exercise of religion" of those individuals and organizations who, for religious reasons, oppose covering contraceptives and abortifacients in the health insurance plans they provide.
Unlike other studies in IvIexico, (8), (10), (14) in which the drugs most frequently recommended as abortifacients were actually hormonal injections, a low proportion of the vendors in our study mentioned such injections.
SIR - With the pending Assembly referendum, we have been writing to our Assembly Members regarding abortion and particularly the abortifacient morning-after pill (MAP) which the Assembly Government is to provide free of charge at high street chemists, costing us, the tax payers and the NHS, pounds 25 a time.
Abortifacients are controlled drugs only prescribed by doctors to women who need them but these are smuggled illegally and sold for as high as RO500 per dose.
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.
through semantic manipulation, openly promote abortifacients as contraceptives, hoodwinking overworked physicians and busy women alike.
A random sample of pharmacists were interviewed about their background, their knowledge of medical abortifacients, requests for abortifacients in their pharmacy and sales of misoprostol.
However, there was one female pharmacist who refused to dispense abortifacients as a matter of conscience who made news.