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Introduction: Oxytocic

Description of Oxytocic

Oxytocic: a drug that induces labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus.
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Oxytocic: class of drugs that promote rapid labor by, like the hormone oxytocin, stimulating uterine myometrial contractions.
Source: CRISP

Oxytocic: Drugs that stimulate contraction of the myometrium. They are used to induce LABOR, OBSTETRIC at term, to prevent or control postpartum or postabortion hemorrhage, and to assess fetal status in high risk pregnancies. They may also be used alone or with other drugs to induce abortions (ABORTIFACIENTS). Oxytocics used clinically include the neurohypophyseal hormone OXYTOCIN and certain prostaglandins and ergot alkaloids. (From AMA Drug Evaluations, 1994, p1157).
Source: MeSH 2007

Oxytocic: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Oxytocic:

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  • Uterine Stimulants

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Broader terms for Oxytocic

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Hierarchical classifications of Oxytocic

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WordNet 2.1

  • medicament,medication,medicinal drug,medicine
  • drug
  • agent
  • causal agency,causal agent,cause
  • entity

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