oral contraceptive


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oral contraceptive

n.
Any of various pills containing estrogen and a progestin, or a progestin alone, that inhibit ovulation and are used to prevent conception. Also called birth control pill.

o′ral contracep′tive


n.
[1955–60]
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Noun1.oral contraceptive - a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conceptionoral contraceptive - a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
Demulen - trade name for an oral contraceptive
Enovid - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and norethynodrel
Loestrin - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Lo/Ovral - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norgestrel
Micronor - trade name for and oral contraceptive containing the progestin compound norethindrone
Modicon - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Norinyl - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone and mestranol
Norlestrin - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Nor-Q-D - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone
Ovocon - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Ovral - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norgestrel
Ovrette - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norgestrel
Ovulen - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and a progestin compound
Lipo-Lutin, progesterone - a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy
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The first stroke connected to an oral contraceptive was reported in 1962, and the risk for stroke has been debated by researchers for most of the time since.
When starting a woman on oral contraception, prescribers should remember that the second generation combined oral contraceptive pill is associated with a slightly lower risk of complications of thromboembolism than the newer, third generation pills.
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Taich-man and Eklund utilized data from a large cross-sectional study from National Health and Nutrition Examination (NHANES) I and III, to examine the relationship between oral contraceptive use and gingivitis and periodontitis in premenopausal women, using large population based representative samples.
Moreover, some participants-notably those who were pregnant or breast-feeding-would not have been screening themselves for oral contraceptive use under real-world circumstances; when these women were excluded from the analysis, along with those classified as ineligible for medically invalid reasons, the proportion of women who were ineligible to use the pill was 13% according to self-assessment and 9%
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