morning-after pill

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morn·ing-af·ter pill

Any of various oral drugs that are intended to prevent pregnancy for up to five days after sexual intercourse by delaying or inhibiting ovulation, preventing fertilization of an egg, or preventing implantation of a fertilized egg.

morning-after pill

(Pharmacology) an oral contraceptive that is effective if taken some hours after intercourse

morn′ing-af′ter pill`

a contraceptive pill containing only an estrogen and used by women after sexual intercourse.
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Noun1.morning-after pill - a large dose of estrogen taken orally within 24 to 72 hours after intercourse; prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum and so acts as a contraceptive; commonly used after rape or incest

morning-after pill

[ˌmɔːnɪŋˈɑːtəˌpɪl] npillola del giorno dopo


(ˈmoːniŋ) noun
the first part of the day, approximately up to noon. this morning; tomorrow morning.
morning-ˈafter pill noun
a contraceptive pill that a woman can take soon after having sex.
morning glory
any of various vines with funnel-shaped purple, blue, pink or white flowers that bloom early in the day.
ˈmorning dress noun
the clothes worn by a man for very formal events (eg weddings) held during the day.
References in periodicals archive ?
Why the attacks on postcoital contraception in Latin America?
75 mg levonorgestrel for postcoital contraception in Thailand, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 2000, 25(3):185-190.
Two months after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced that certain regimens of combined oral contraceptives were safe and effective for postcoital contraception, the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in the Department of Health and Human Services sent a guidance letter to its regional program offices about what had conventionally come to be known as emergency contraception.
Off label use of high doses of birth control pills for EC or postcoital contraception has been available for years.