uterine tetany

uterine tetany

a condition characterized by uterine contractions that are extremely prolonged. This condition may be life threatening to the fetus.
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But the label, which was revised in April, now provides information about risk factors associated with uterine rupture, which may guide safer use of the drug in pregnancy The label now lists the major adverse effects of Cytotec's obstetric uses, including hyperstimulation of the uterus, which may progress to uterine tetany with marked impairment of uteroplacental blood flow; uterine rupture (requiring surgical repair, hysterectomy, and/or salpingo-oophorectomy); or amniotic fluid embolism.