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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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Oxytocics used for active management of labour are useful in reducing postpartum haemorrhage, and shortening the duration of labour.
The need for oxytocic pharmaceuticals in the world will always remain contingent to the rise in pregnancy incidences and birth rate.
Active management of third stage of labour with the use of conventional oxytocic agents is not practical in resource-poor settings as in developing countries because of the need for proper storage, protection from light, need for refrigeration, parenteral administration by skilled personnel and high cost.
12) Oxytocic medicines, including oxytocin, are effective in preventing this serious complication, which affects 1-3% of all deliveries.
The sources said Kobayashi gave the woman in her 30s an intravenous drip containing an oxytocic agent -- a synthetic hormone that can induce labor -- around early 2009, telling her that it was a nutritional supplement.
In the process, a number of studies have shown its potential as an antimalarial (9, 10), anticancer (6, 11 13), antidiabetic (14-17), anti-inflammatory and antiallergy (3, 18, 19), antihypertensive and smooth muscle relaxant (7, 8), antimicrobial/antiviral (including herpes) (20, 21), antipyretic (6), oxytocic (22), and nutritive (4, 5, 23).
One of these, ergonovine, has been an effective oxytocic agent, stimulating uterine contraction and speeding up labor.
The prophylactic use of oxytocic drugs reduces the risk of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) by about 40% and has been widely adopted as a routine policy in the active management of the third stage of labor.
The conclusion of the study is that "Membrane sweeping at initiation of labor induction increased the spontaneous vaginal delivery rate, reduced oxytocic drug use, shortened induction to delivery interval, and improved patient satisfaction.
Ergot alkaloid preparations are contraindicated in pregnancy because of dose-related developmental toxicity and oxytocic properties.
Ergot alkaloid preparations are contraindicated in pregnancy because of their dose-related developmental toxicity and oxytocic properties.