tocolytic drug

tocolytic drug

[-lit′ik]
any drug used to suppress premature labor.
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It is also used as a tocolytic drug in horses, cows, pigs, sheep and goats.
Women most likely to benefit from use of a tocolytic drug are those needing transfer to a hospital which can provide neonatal intensive care and those who have not yet completed a full course of corticosteroids1.
And it was found that the overall incidence of adverse reactions to a tocolytic drug was low.
A tocolytic drug such as Ritodrine, Terbulatine, or Relaxin is administered to the mom to relax the uterine muscle and reduce the risk of preterm labor contractions.
A Survey of Tocolytic Drug Treatment in Preterm Labour.
is therefore being evaluated as an endogenous tocolytic drug in our study.
The patient is discharged without any maintenance tocolytic drug and assessed antenatally every week till delivery.
Above all, there are insufficient data on long term follow up for reliable conclusion about the effects on the baby of these tocolytic drugs.
The gestatational ages at insertion of cerclage, position of the knot, use of post-operative antibiotics and tocolytic drugs, and total duration of hospital stay were analysed.
Finally we will comment on the discovery of novel cyclotide-producing plant species and the possibility for the development of novel plant-derived uterotonic and tocolytic drugs.
In the absence of any medical evidence that there was an infection, the attending physicians administered tocolytic drugs in an effort to delay delivery for the benefit of the preterm fetus, particularly in relation to fetal lung development.