Definitions for ecbolicɛkˈbɒl ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
promoting birth or abortion by increasing uterine contractions.
Category: Medicine, Pharmacology
(n.)a drug that promotes birth or abortion.
Origin of ecbolic:
1745–55; < Gk ekbol(ḗ) expulsion (n. der. of ekbállein to throw out, miscarry, abort =ek- ec - +bállein to throw) + -ic
An agent that produces abortion of a fetus or hastens delivery of the same.
Producing abortion of a fetus or accelerating childbirth, oxytocic.
a drug, as ergot, which by exciting uterine contractions promotes the expulsion of the contents of the uterus
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