Ecbolic
Ecbolic Ec*bol"ic, n. [See {Ecbole}.] (Med.) A drug, as ergot, which by exciting uterine contractions promotes the expulsion of the contents of the uterus. [1913 Webster]

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  • ecbolic — [ek bäl′ik] adj. [Gr ekbolē, a throwing out < ek , out + ballein, to throw (see BALL2) + IC] helping to bring forth the fetus in birth, or causing abortion, by contracting the uterus: said of certain drugs n. an ecbolic drug …   English World dictionary

  • ecbolic — /ek bol ik/, adj. 1. Med. promoting labor by increasing uterine contractions. n. 2. Pharm. an ecbolic drug. [1745 55; < Gk ekbol(é) expulsion (equiv. to ek EC + bole a throwing) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • ecbolic — see hydrelactic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ecbolic — 1. adjective Producing abortion of a fetus or accelerating childbirth, oxytocic. 2. noun An agent that produces abortion of a fetus or hastens delivery of the same …   Wiktionary

  • ecbolic — ec·bol·ic ek bäl ik n a drug (as an ergot alkaloid) that tends to increase uterine contractions and that is used esp. to facilitate delivery * * * n. an agent, such as oxytocin, that induces childbirth by stimulating contractions of the uterus. * …   Medical dictionary

  • Ecbolic — A substance used to induce abortion. Achyranthes, Anans, Annona, Aristolochia, Asclepias, Bambusa, Caesalpinia, Calotropis, Carica, Cassia, Casuarina, Ceiba, Crescentia, Delonix, Eclipta, Equisetum, Eryngium, Gossypium, Guarea, Hura, Indigofera,… …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • ecbolic — adj. serving to quicken labor by increasing uterine contractions (Obstetrics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ecbolic — ec·bol·ic …   English syllables

  • ecbolic — n. an agent, such as oxytocin, that induces childbirth by stimulating contractions of the uterus …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ecbolic — ec•bol•ic [[t]ɛkˈbɒl ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) med pha promoting birth or abortion by increasing uterine contractions 2) a drug that promotes birth or abortion • Etymology: 1745–55; < Gk ekbol(ḗ) expulsion (n. der. of ekbállein to throw out, miscarry,… …   From formal English to slang

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