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Birth control

The practice of using artificial means to prevent or terminate a pregnancy.

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tampon

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A tubular-shaped barrier made from cotton or other sponge-like material that is used to stop blood from leaving the vagina during menstruation.

abdomen

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The belly , that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the chest and the pelvis. The abdomen is separated anatomically from the chest by the diaphragm , the powerful muscle ...

abdominal

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Relating to the abdomen, the belly , that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the chest and the pelvis. The abdomen is separated anatomically from the chest by the diaphragm ...

abdominal pain

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Pain in the belly (the abdomen). Abdominal pain can come from conditions affecting a variety of organs. The abdomen is an anatomical area that is bounded by the lower margin of the ribs above, the ...

abortion

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In medicine, an abortion is the premature exit of the products of conception (the fetus, fetal membranes, and placenta) from the uterus. It is the loss of a pregnancy and does not refer to why that ...

abstinence

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A literal definition of abstinence refers to some form of voluntary self-denial. This could be refraining from sugar, alcohol, etc. Today it generally refers to a intentional avoidance of sexual ...

acetaminophen

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A pain reliever and fever reducer. Brand name: Tylenol. The exact mechanism of action of acetaminophen is not known. Acetaminophen relieves pain by elevating the pain threshold (that is, by ...

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