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ritodrine

 [rit´oh-drēn]
a β2-adrenergic receptor agonist used in the form of the hydrochloride salt as a smooth muscle (uterine muscle) relaxant to decrease uterine activity and delay uncomplicated premature labor.

ritodrine

/rit·o·drine/ (rit´o-drēn) a beta2-adrenergic agonist used as the hydrochloride salt as a smooth muscle (uterine muscle) relaxant to delay uncomplicated premature labor.

ritodrine

Yutopar® Obstetrics An epinephrine-like β-adrenergic agonist that acts on β2-adrenoreceptors to relax smooth muscle in arterioles, bronchi, uterus. See Tocolytic.

ritodrine

A drug that relaxes the muscles of the womb and is used to prevent the onset of premature labour. A brand name is Yutopar.
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The effect of combined therapy with ritodrine, erythromycin and verapamil on the frequency of micronuclei in peripheral blood lymphocytes of pregnant women.
She had been receiving a continuous intravenous infusion of ritodrine (150 [micro]g/ min) and magnesium sulfate (1 g/h), both of which had been commenced two days before.
We administered corticosteroid therapy (intramuscular [beta]-methasone,12 mg/24 h for 2 days) to 27 women, and 14 of 28 women who delivered vaginally received tocolytic therapy (intravenous ritodrine, 30-50 mg/h).
Other treatments for pemphigoid gestationis may include ritodrine, a drug used to prevent premature labor.
Influence of maternal magnesium sulphate and ritodrine treatment on cerebral blood flow velocity of the preterm newborn.
Braden GL, von Oeyen PT, Germain MJ, et al: Ritodrine and terbutaline induced hypokalemia in preterm labor.
A tocolytic drug such as Ritodrine, Terbulatine, or Relaxin is administered to the mom to relax the uterine muscle and reduce the risk of preterm labor contractions.
The drug ritodrine, widely used to prevent premature delivery, does not work in many cases, according to a large-scale study reported by Canadian researchers in the July 30 NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.
Although we don't use intravenous ritodrine at our center, this 35week cutoff seems reasonable.
Should the data suggest that the woman is experiencing early labor, a Tokos nurse calls her physician, who may prescribe terbutaline or ritodrine, medications dispensed by Tokos in a home infusion kit, to relax the uterus.