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Contraceptives, Oral

"Contraceptives, Oral" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Compounds, usually hormonal, taken orally in order to block ovulation and prevent the occurrence of pregnancy. The hormones are generally estrogen or progesterone or both.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Contraceptives, Oral" by people in this website by year, and whether "Contraceptives, Oral" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 20 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1997 and 2006 and 2008
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