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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



birth control pill  listen  (berth kun-TROLE pil)

  A pill used to prevent pregnancy. It contains hormones that block the release of eggs from the ovaries. Most birth control pills include estrogen and progestin. Also called oral contraceptive pill.