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morn·ing-af·ter pill

(môr′nĭng-ăf′tər)
n.
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.
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morning-after pill

n
(Pharmacology) an oral contraceptive that is effective if taken some hours after intercourse
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morn′ing-af′ter pill`



n.
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
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Translations

morning-after pill

[ˌmɔːnɪŋˈɑːtəˌpɪl] npillola del giorno dopo
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morning

(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.
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and its division of maternal-fetal medicine have had a long history of "firsts" and seminal contributions, including the first ultrasound-guided fetal blood sampling and transfusions in the United States, invention of the fetal heart monitor, the first karyotype in amniotic fluid, the development of postcoital contraception and of methods for early detection of ectopic pregnancies, the discovery of endometrial stem cells and the role that endocrine-disrupting chemicals play in the developmental programming of the uterus, and discovery of the role of cytokines in premature labor and fetal injury.
EC, otherwise known as postcoital contraception, refers to a group of birth control modalities that, when used after unprotected intercourse within defined time constraints (within 72 h), can markedly reduce the risk of a resultant unintended pregnancy.
Ectopic pregnancy and pregnancy after postcoital contraception were found to have a co-relation with LNG, latter having a strong correlation.
They are also known as postcoital contraception or "morning-after" pills if they are oral tablets.
In fact, because many women do not use regular contraceptive methods--either because of perceived impracticality (fear of forgetting to take the pill, the need to negotiate condom use) or concerns over long-term side effects--ad hoc postcoital contraception might be a method that meets their needs and satisfies their preferences.
* pregnancy or suspicion of pregnancy; cannot be used for postcoital contraception
The biochemistry of human endometrium after two regimens of postcoital contraception: a dl norgestrel/ ethinylestradiol combination or danazol.
(1999), "The Role of Matching Menstrual Data with Hormonal Measurements in Evaluating Effectiveness of Postcoital Contraception," Contraception 60: 243-7.
In fact, it has entirely different term to describe it: Emergency postcoital contraception.
On college campuses including Yale University and Boston College, students began a heavy grassroots push for access to contraception, while student health services and some researchers began testing the off-label use of the one form of postcoital contraception then available: diethylstilbestrol, or DES.
Emergency Postcoital Contraception. N Engl J Med 1997; 337:1058-64.
Also consider providing a patient who is sexually active (or contemplating sexual activity) with a prescription for emergency, postcoital contraception. She could fill the prescription as needed, within 72 hours of sexual intercourse, to decrease the likelihood of pregnancy considerably.