tocolysis


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tocolysis

 [to-kol´ĭ-sis]
postponement of preterm labor.

tocolysis

/to·col·y·sis/ (to-kol´ĭ-sis) inhibition of uterine contractions.

tocolysis

(tō″kō-lī′sĭs) [″ + lysis, dissolution]
Inhibition of uterine contractions. Drugs used for this include adrenergic agonists, magnesium sulfate, and ethanol.

tocolysis

relaxation of the contracting pregnant uterus or undilated cervix to facilitate delivery in a dystocia or to briefly postpone parturition to ensure that surveillance is available.
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Studies have shown a positive effect of tocolysis in terms of increasing the success rate of ECV15-16.
We strictly monitored these patients for the presence of fever, thrombocytopenia, or intrapartum hemodynamic decompensation; 20% of the patients with intrapartum fever required tocolysis to delay labor.
We controlled for demographic variables (marital status, mother's age, education, and religion, father's age, education, and religion, region of birth), parental health characteristics (mother's BMI and chronic illness, father's BMI and chronic illness), and pregnancy-related variables (hospitalization, pregnancy illness, gestational diabetes, tocolysis, injury to abdomen, first pregnancy, previous abortion, previous miscarriage, children < 6 years of age, number of live births).
IP belongs to the betamimetics group among tocolytic agents and reports state that maternal and foetal side effects may be observed during IP administration for tocolysis.
Uterine distension, use of tocolysis to avert preterm labor, and placental causes have been postulated to be responsible for this increase.
Intravenous tocolysis with Bryophyllum pinnatum is better tolerated than beta-agonist application.
Optimization of obstetric management besides tocolysis includes the stimulation of fetal lung maturation as a means of preventing respiratory distress syndrome in infant.
The effects of indomethacin tocolysis on the postnatal response of the ductus arteriosus to indomethacin in extremely low birth weight infants.
If patients go into preterm delivery, she was managed by her obstetrician according to standard protocols that might necessitate admission and even tocolysis.
If preterm labor appears, tocolysis should be started to preserve pregnancy (5,6,25).
The study demonstrated a modest beneficial effect of cerclage its use was associated with increased intervention as judged by admission to hospital, tocolysis, caesarean section and puerpueral pyrexia.