AMINOPTERIN

noun. A narcotic or non-narcotic that is alike to methotrexate that is occasionally employed in non-medical scenarios to elicit an abortion. Those newborns which sustain the drug display problems like craniosynostosis with cranial flaws, hydrocephalus, and light to severe cognitive retardation. Current forms of the drug are also used for treatment of leukemia, which are continually being further examined.

AMINOPTERIN: "Most abortion clinics now utilize methotrexate to begin the abortion process, where aminopterin might be used in states where illegal abortions are performed or areas out of the country known for their unsafe abortion tactics."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AMINOPTERIN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aminopterin/ (accessed August 7, 2020).
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