morning-after pill


morn·ing–after pill

noun \ˌmr-niŋ-ˈaf-tər-\

: a pill that a woman takes after having sex so that she will not become pregnant

Full Definition of MORNING-AFTER PILL

:  an oral drug usually containing high doses of estrogen taken up to usually three days after unprotected sexual intercourse that interferes with pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation or by blocking implantation of a fertilized egg in the human uterus

First Known Use of MORNING-AFTER PILL

1957

morn·ing–af·ter pill

noun \ˌmr-niŋ-ˈaf-tər-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MORNING–AFTER PILL

: an oral drug typically containing high doses of estrogen taken up to usually three days after unprotected sexual intercourse that interferes with pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation or by blocking implantation of a fertilized egg in the human uterus

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