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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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This means that any Irish child with access to the internet and a credit card could easily order the morning-after pill online.
Until now, the age limit was 16, and the morning-after pill was given only to women who had been raped.
The pounds 3million pilot scheme has been running for three years in Lothian, giving teenagers access to free condoms, the morning-after pill and kits to detect sexually transmitted diseases.
The latest controversy about the morning-after pill has placed the Catholic bishops at odds with several members of Fox's center-right Partido Accion Nacional (PAN).
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.
In November 2000, the French parliament voted to allow school nurses to distribute the morning-after pill in junior and senior high schools.
The so-called morning-after pill is really a kit made up of four birth-control pills--two taken together within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, followed by two more 12 hours later (SN:08/15/98, p.
Some gay men refer to the latest HIV treatments as "a morning-after pill," says Dan Wohlfeiler, education director of STOP AIDS Project San Francisco, an HIV prevention agency.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which specializes in constitutional law, today filed a federal lawsuit against Eastern Illinois University after a nurse who was working at the University's Health Services Department was not promoted because of her pro-life beliefs and her objection to dispensing the morning-after pill.
I took the morning-after pill but I'm still terrified in case I might be pregnant.
London, Dec 6 (ANI): Getting a morning-after pill in Britain is now as easy as ordering a pizza, thanks to a scheme launched by British Pregnancy Advisory Service.
HUNDREDS of women have rushed to get the morning-after pill after a pharmacy began dispensing it.