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oxytocic

[¦äk·sē¦tō·sik]
(medicine)
Hastening parturition.
(pharmacology)
A drug that hastens parturition.
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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.
The side effect profile for these drugs is different from that of the oxytocics or ergot alkaloids.
For 41 women with post-partum haemorrhage, nurse-midwives used oxytocics and IV fluids while referral was being considered and transport arranged.
Researchers noted that the number of patients receiving additional oxytocics was high in both groups, and this was most likely due to the prevailing routine at the hospital of giving an intravenous infusion of oxytocin following the initial bolus dose at delivery.
Hodnett and Osborn felt that length of labor could not be accurately assessed because of the use of oxytocics and anesthesia.
Two further defects of the Bill are that it (i) does not prevent the initiation of second trimester TOPs on an outpatient basis, thus exposing women to the serious dangers from administering powerful oxytocics in improperly supervised situations; and (ii) uncritically accepts the menstrual history alone as an accurate assessment of the period of gestation.
Antibiotics were widely available, but there were shortages of magnesium sulphate, diazepam, oxytocics and manual vacuum aspiration kits.
Our findings were that nulliparous women taught self-hypnosis had a lower rate of utilization of epidural analgesia and a decreased requirement for labour augmentation with oxytocics compared with the population not taught self-hypnosis.