birth control pill


birth control pill

noun

Definition of BIRTH CONTROL PILL

:  any of various preparations that usually contain both 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

First Known Use of BIRTH CONTROL PILL

1966

birth control pill

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BIRTH CONTROL PILL

: any of various preparations that usually contain a combination of a progestogen (as norethindrone) and an estrogen (as ethinyl estradiol) but sometimes only a progestogen, 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, oral contraceptive pill

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