What does oral contraceptive mean?

oral contraceptive in AZ Dictionary

(n) A pill, typically containing estrogen or progesterone, that inhibits ovulation and therefore prevents conception. Also known as birth prevention supplement.
(n) a contraceptive in the shape of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to prevent ovulation therefore restrict conception

oral contraceptive in Medical Dictionary

A birth control pill taken by mouth. Most dental contraceptives feature both estrogen and progesterone. Whenever given in some quantities and also at peak times in the menstrual period, these bodily hormones avoid the ovary from releasing an egg for fertilization. by Sherman MatlockReport definition

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    • norlestrin, ovral, norinyl, ovulen, nor-q-d
  • Hypernym for "oral%20contraceptive"
    • preventative, birth control device, preventive, contraceptive device, prophylactic device
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