ecbolic

noun
ec·​bol·​ic | \ ek-ˈbäl-ik How to pronounce ecbolic (audio) \

Medical Definition of ecbolic

: a drug (as an ergot alkaloid) that tends to increase uterine contractions and that is used especially to facilitate delivery

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“Ecbolic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ecbolic. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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