[ nawr-plant ]
/ ˈnɔrˌplænt /
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a long-term contraceptive for women, usuually effective for 5 years, consisting of several small slow-release capsules of progestin implanted under the skin.
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Origin of Norplant
First recorded in 1985–90
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Medical definitions for Norplant
[ nôr′plănt′ ]
A trademark used for the drug levonorgestrel when it is implanted under the skin.
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