oxytocic


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oxytocic

 [ok″se-to´sik]
1. pertaining to, marked by, or promoting oxytocia.
2. an agent that promotes rapid labor by stimulating contractions of the myometrium.

ox·y·to·cic

(ok'sē-tō'sik),
1. Having the effect of hastening childbirth.
2. Synonym(s): parturifacient (2)

oxytocic

/oxy·to·cic/ (-to´sik)
1. pertaining to, marked by, or promoting oxytocia.
2. an agent that promotes rapid labor by stimulating contractions of the myometrium.

oxytocic

(ŏk′sĭ-tō′sĭk)
adj.
Hastening or facilitating childbirth, especially by stimulating contractions of the uterus. Used of a drug.
n.
An oxytocic drug.

oxytocic

[ok′sitō′sik]
Etymology: Gk, oxys + tokos, birth
1 pertaining to a substance that is similar to the hormone oxytocin.
2 any one of numerous drugs that stimulates the smooth muscle of the uterus to contract. The administration of an oxytocic can initiate and enhance rhythmic uterine contraction at any time, but relatively high doses are required for such responses in early pregnancy. Oxytocic agents commonly used include oxytocin, certain prostaglandins, and the ergot alkaloids. These drugs are used to induce or augment labor at term, control postpartum hemorrhage, correct postpartum uterine atony, produce uterine contractions after cesarean section or other uterine surgery, and induce therapeutic abortion. These drugs are used with extreme caution in parturients with severe hypotension and hypertension, partial placenta previa, cephalopelvic disproportion, or grand multiparity. The risk of using these agents is much higher in mothers who have undergone recent uterine surgery or who have suffered recent sepsis or trauma. The most serious adverse reaction is sustained tetanic contraction of the uterus, resulting in fetal hypoxia or rupture of the uterus.

ox·y·to·cic

(ok'si-tō'sik)
Hastening childbirth.

oxytocic

1. Hastening delivery of a baby by inducing contraction of the womb muscles.
2. A drug that hastens childbirth.

oxytocic

1. pertaining to, marked by, or promoting oxytocia.
2. an agent that promotes rapid labor by stimulating contractions of the myometrium.
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The main application for this is in developing countries, where they don't have personnel looking after women who can inject, or where there is no equipment or oxytocics to do so," he said in an interview, adding that it might also have applications in rural communities if injectable oxytocics were not available.
Oral dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) has been used extensively for NVP in Canada but not in this country Like diphenhydramine, it is safe during pregnancy but is tied to oxytocic effects when given intravenously near term.
A Karnataka study reports that oxytocics were injected in 21% of home deliveries, including more than half those attended by government auxiliary nurse-midwives; (18) in institutional deliveries, "[re]ore than 90% of all women, and more than 75% of women with no complications, were given repeated injections or intravenous infusions of oxytocics to hasten labour".
Most CHCs could not perform an assisted delivery or manual vacuum aspiration for a spontaneous incomplete miscarriage, but all had magnesium sulphate and oxytocics.
Inappropriate use of oxytocics, drug stock-outs, caesarean section rates exceeding 30%, and women dissatisfied with care emerged as common problems in referral-level facilities.
Pharmacologic therapy includes oxytocics, ergot alkaloids, prostaglandins, and recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa).
Essential midwifery drugs, including oxytocics, antibiotics, antihypertensives and anti-convulsants (in addition to magnesium sulphate) should be available at all centres rendering midwifery services.
earlier recourse to CS in cases of prolonged labour and the use of oxytocics before removal of the placenta.
They were trained in emergency measures like using intravenous fluids, magnesium sulphate, antibiotics, oxytocics after delivery and ovum forceps for evacuating products of conception.
Two further defects of the Bill are that it (i) does not prevent the initiation of second trimester TOPs on an outpatient basis, thus exposing women to the serious dangers from administering powerful oxytocics in improperly supervised situations; and (ii) uncritically accepts the menstrual history alone as an accurate assessment of the period of gestation.
Antibiotics were widely available, but there were shortages of magnesium sulphate, diazepam, oxytocics and manual vacuum aspiration kits.
Current status and review of clinical pharmacology and therapeutic use compared with other oxytocics in obsterics and gynaecology.