abortion pill
noun Date: 1979 a drug taken orally to induce abortion especially early in pregnancy; especially RU-486

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  • Abortion pill — Abortion pill, a drug specifically designed to cause abortion, see: *abortifacient *medical abortion *Methotrexate *Mifepristone *Misoprostol *Levonorgestrel (often referred to as an abortion pill, though it is in fact a hormonal contraceptive) …   Wikipedia

  • abortion pill — n a drug taken orally to induce abortion esp. early in pregnancy esp ru 486 …   Medical dictionary

  • abortion pill — /əˈbɔʃən pɪl/ (say uh bawshuhn pil) noun a pill used to bring about an abortion, such as one containing mifepristone …   Australian English dictionary

  • abortion pill — noun an abortion inducing drug (trade name RU 486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo • Syn: ↑mifepristone, ↑RU 486 • Usage… …   Useful english dictionary

  • abortion pill. — See antigestational drug. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • abortion pill — noun A drug, such as mifepristone (Mifegyne), used to terminate a pregnancy in its earliest stage …   Wiktionary

  • abortion pill. — See antigestational drug. [1985 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Abortion Pill (film) — The Abortion Pill is a 1997 documentary that examines the pros and cons of a Mifepristone (RU486), a drug that can end pregnancy without surgery. The film was produced and directed by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt of Incite… …   Wikipedia

  • Abortion in Canada — is not limited by the law. While some non legal obstacles exist, Canada is one of only a few nations with no legal restrictions on abortion. Regulations and accessibility varies between provinces. Polls continue to show that a majority of… …   Wikipedia

  • Abortion in Australia — remains a subject of state law rather than national law. The grounds on which abortion is permitted in Australia vary from state to state. In every state, abortion is legal to protect the life and health of the woman, though each state has a… …   Wikipedia

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