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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
ritodrineYutopar® Obstetrics An epinephrine-like β-adrenergic agonist that acts on β2-adrenoreceptors to relax smooth muscle in arterioles, bronchi, uterus. See Tocolytic.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
ritodrineA drug that relaxes the muscles of the womb and is used to prevent the onset of premature labour. A brand name is Yutopar.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005