"Oxytocics" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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Drugs that stimulate contraction of the myometrium. They are used to induce LABOR, OBSTETRIC at term, to prevent or control postpartum or postabortion hemorrhage, and to assess fetal status in high risk pregnancies. They may also be used alone or with other drugs to induce abortions (ABORTIFACIENTS). Oxytocics used clinically include the neurohypophyseal hormone OXYTOCIN and certain prostaglandins and ergot alkaloids. (From AMA Drug Evaluations, 1994, p1157)
- Oxytocic Drugs
- Drugs, Oxytocic
- Uterine Stimulants
- Stimulants, Uterine
- Oxytocic Agents
- Agents, Oxytocic
- Oxytocic Effect
- Effect, Oxytocic
- Oxytocic Effects
- Effects, Oxytocic
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