oxytocic drug

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Synonyms for oxytocic drug

a drug that induces labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus

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Modern contraceptives, oxytocic drugs and cefixime are just three of 16 essential medicines and devices listed in a guidebook developed by PATH, UNFPA and WHO.
QUEBEC CITY -- Oral misoprostol appears to be as effective as oxytocin by injection in reducing blood loss at delivery, but is associated with an increased need for additional oxytocic drugs, according to a randomized, controlled trial presented in poster format at the annual meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
Oral misoprostol may be used to reduce postpartum bleeding, particularly in areas where injectable oxytocic drugs are unavailable," reported lead investigator Thomas Baskett, M.
We suggest that the importance of its biological advantage decreased over time because iron deficiency is now less common because of reduced birth rates, the use of oral contraceptives, oxytocic drugs, medical iron supplementation, and improved nutrition.