Definitions for abortifacientəˌbɔr təˈfeɪ ʃənt
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abortifacient, aborticide, abortion-inducing drug(adj)
a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
A drug or an agent that induces an abortion.
Origin: First attested in 1875.
a drug or an agent that causes premature delivery
Origin: [L. abortus (see Abort, v.) + faciens, p. pr. of facere to make.]
An abortifacient is a substance that induces abortion. Abortifacients for animals that have mated undesirably are known as mismating shots. Common abortifacients used in performing medical abortions include mifepristone, which is typically used in conjunction with misoprostol in a two-step approach. There are also several herbal mixtures with abortifacient claims, though there are no available data on the efficacy of these plants in humans.
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