- Medicine/Medical. promoting labor by increasing uterine contractions.
- Pharmacology. an ecbolic drug.
Origin of ecbolic
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Here, if anywhere, should be material for the construction of a menstrual rhythm on an ecbolic basis.
Although here probably seen in an exaggerated form, it is almost certainly a characteristic of the ecbolic curve generally.
Here, it will be seen, there appears to be a tendency for the ecbolic cycle to cover a period of about six weeks.
As will be seen, there is here a fairly exact resemblance to the yearly ecbolic curve of people of the same class.
- hastening labour or abortion
- 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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