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1. Exogenous.
2. Able to live and develop outside a host, as certain pathogenic microorganisms do.
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As such, ectogenic L-dopa can be converted to dopamine in dopaminergic neurons in the frontal-basal ganglia dopaminergic circuit, allowing it to remain functional.
If that distinction confers personhood or the fight to be nurtured into a baby, then the ectogenic solution to abortion is merely another manifestation of the ideology that motherhood is obligatory.
Another student, Jo-Anne Charron (1995), inspired by the out-of-womb form of childbirth described in Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time, designed a Ectogenic Birth Center.