Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 52 - The Reproductive System - Review Questions - Synthesize: 4

Answer

An hCG blocker would act as an early abortifacient by stopping the growth and maintenance of the uterine lining which allows implantation and growth of the embryo.

Work Step by Step

Contraceptives stop conception, and hCG is involved after conception. Therefore, it would be an abortifacient.
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