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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ox·y·to·cic

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

(ok'si-tō'sik)
Hastening childbirth.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

oxytocic

1. Hastening delivery of a baby by inducing contraction of the womb muscles.
2. A drug that hastens childbirth.
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The need for oxytocic pharmaceuticals in the world will always remain contingent to the rise in pregnancy incidences and birth rate.
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Ergot alkaloid preparations are contraindicated in pregnancy because of their dose-related developmental toxicity and oxytocic properties.
In evaluating the oxytocic activities of CPX, it is important to investigate its effect on other smooth muscles.
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Effective treatment of hemorrhage often includes rapid manual removal of retained placenta, oxytocic drugs, intravenous fluids, blood transfusion, and surgery.