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Descriptor English: Contraceptives, Postcoital
Descriptor Spanish: Anticonceptivos Poscoito
Descriptor Portuguese: Anticoncepcionais Pós-Coito
Descriptor French: Contraceptifs post-coïtaux
Entry term(s): Contraceptive Agents, Post Coital
Contraceptive Agents, Post-Coital
Contraceptive Agents, Postcoital
Contraceptive, Emergency
Contraceptive, Postcoital
Contraceptives, Emergency
Contraceptives, Post Coital
Contraceptives, Post-Coital
Emergency Contraceptive
Emergency Contraceptives
Morning After Pill
Morning-After Pill
Post-Coital Contraceptive Agents
Post-Coital Contraceptives
Postcoital Contraceptive
Postcoital Contraceptive Agents
Postcoital Contraceptives
Tree number(s): D27.505.696.875.360.276.310
D27.505.954.705.360.276.310
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003281
Scope note: Contraceptive substances to be used after COITUS. These agents include high doses of estrogenic drugs; progesterone-receptor blockers; ANTIMETABOLITES; ALKALOIDS, and PROSTAGLANDINS.
Annotation: pregnancy despite use = contraceptive term with no qualifiers, not with /adv eff
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Contraceptive Agents (1967-1970)
Contraceptives, Oral (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note: 73
History Note: 73(71); MORNING AFTER PILL was see under CONTRACEPTIVES, POSTCOITAL 1973-83
Related: Contraception, Postcoital MeSH
DeCS ID: 3300
Unique ID: D003281
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Contraceptives, Postcoital - Preferred
Concept UI M0005121
Scope note Contraceptive substances to be used after COITUS. These agents include high doses of estrogenic drugs; progesterone-receptor blockers; ANTIMETABOLITES; ALKALOIDS, and PROSTAGLANDINS.
Preferred term Contraceptives, Postcoital
Entry term(s) Contraceptive Agents, Post Coital
Contraceptive Agents, Post-Coital
Contraceptive Agents, Postcoital
Contraceptive, Postcoital
Contraceptives, Post Coital
Contraceptives, Post-Coital
Post-Coital Contraceptive Agents
Post-Coital Contraceptives
Postcoital Contraceptive
Postcoital Contraceptive Agents
Postcoital Contraceptives
Emergency Contraceptives - Narrower
Concept UI M0494742
Scope note High doses of contraceptive substances that can be taken before, the morning after, or up to five days after the unprotected vaginal intercourse.
Preferred term Emergency Contraceptives
Entry term(s) Contraceptive, Emergency
Contraceptives, Emergency
Emergency Contraceptive
Morning-After Pill - Narrower
Concept UI M0005123
Preferred term Morning-After Pill
Entry term(s) Morning After Pill



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