birth control pill
noun Date: 1966 any of various preparations that usually contain a combination of a progestin (as norethindrone) and an estrogen (as ethinyl estradiol), are taken orally especially on a daily basis, and act as contraceptives typically preventing ovulation by suppressing secretion of gonadotropins (as luteinizing hormone) — called also oral contraceptive

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  • birth control pill — n any of various preparations that usu. contain a combination of a progestogen (as norethindrone) and an estrogen (as ethinyl estradiol) but sometimes only a progestogen, are taken orally esp. on a daily basis, and act as contraceptives typically …   Medical dictionary

  • birth-control pill — birth′ control pill n. pha an oral contraceptive for women that inhibits ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of a fertilized ovum …   From formal English to slang

  • birth control pill — noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception • Syn: ↑pill, ↑contraceptive pill, ↑oral contraceptive pill, ↑oral contraceptive, ↑anovulatory drug, ↑anovulant •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • birth control pill — A pill used to prevent pregnancy. It contains hormones that block the release of eggs from the ovaries. Most birth control pills include estrogen and progestin. Also called oral contraceptive pill …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • birth-control pill — /berrth keuhn trohl / an oral contraceptive for women, containing the hormones estrogen and progesterone or progesterone alone, that inhibits ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of a fertilized ovum, causing temporary infertility. [1955 60] …   Universalium

  • birth-control pill — /berrth keuhn trohl / an oral contraceptive for women, containing the hormones estrogen and progesterone or progesterone alone, that inhibits ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of a fertilized ovum, causing temporary infertility. [1955 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • birth control device — noun an agent or device intended to prevent conception • Syn: ↑contraceptive, ↑preventive, ↑preventative, ↑contraceptive device, ↑prophylactic device • Derivationally related forms: ↑preventive ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • birth control — noun limiting the number of children born (Freq. 12) • Syn: ↑birth prevention, ↑family planning • Hypernyms: ↑planning • Hyponyms: ↑coitus interruptus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Birth Control — au festival Sweden Rock en 2008. Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Birth control (disambiguation) — Birth control is a means of preventing pregnancy or birth.Birth control may also refer to: *Combined oral contraceptive pill, the oldest and most popular form of hormonal birth control *Birth Control, a Krautrock band *Birth Control (film) …   Wikipedia

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