ecbolic

[ek-bol-ik]
adjective
1.
Medicine/Medical. promoting labor by increasing uterine contractions.
noun
2.
Pharmacology. an ecbolic drug.

Origin:
1745–55; < Greek ekbol() expulsion (equivalent to ek- ec- + -bolē a throwing) + -ic

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ecbolic (ɛkˈbɒlɪk)
 
adj
1.  hastening labour or abortion
 
n
2.  a drug or agent that hastens labour or abortion
 
[C18: from Greek ekbolē a throwing out, from ekballein to throw out, from ballein to throw]

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Treatment of placental retention with ecbolic drugs and its effect on subsequent fertility in crossbred cows.
The seeds are considered anthelmintic, ecbolic, and emmenagogic.
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