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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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"Jeremy supports the view that the morning-after pill is important and that all women should have the right to make an informed decision."
Side-effects of the pill include nausea, vomiting, headaches, mood swings and back pain, similar to the conventional morning-after pill. ( ANI )
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.
"While a vast majority of pharmacists believe they should have the authority to refuse filling prescriptions for the morning-after pill, they are split regarding whether they should be required to refer consumers to a pharmacist who will fill the prescription," points out Glenn Kessler, co-founder and managing partner of HCD.
In one of my very first columns here I spoke out against the morning-after pill being too freely available.
The Sunday Mercury conducted a straw poll of primary care trusts to see which would allow its doctors to hand out prescriptions for the morning-after pill in advance.
GIRLS as young as 13 will be able to get the morning-after pill without their parents' knowledge under a controversial sex health scheme.
The bitter conflict between church and state erupted again in late January after the federal government approved the use of the so-called morning-after pill as part of its revised family-planning policy Norma Oficial Mexicana de los Servicios de Planificacion Familiar.
Proponents of the drug say that because time is of the essence in these situations, it is important to make the morning-after pill easy to find and obtain.
Meanwhile, the Australian Medical Association is challenging an interim decision allowing the sale of a morning-after pill without a prescription.