An oxytocic agent.
Synonym(s): prostaglandin F2α
dinoprost/di·no·prost/ (di´no-prost) name for prostaglandin F when used as a pharmaceutical; used as the base or the tromethamine salt as an oxytocic for induction of abortion, for evacuation of the uterus in management of missed abortion, and in treatment of hydatidiform mole.
prostaglandin F2α stimulates contraction of the myometrium and luteolysis. Used as the tromethamine and administered intra-amniotically to induce abortion.