Tocolytic

Tocolytic: Relating to the inhibition of labor, delaying or halting labor.
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tocolytic

A drug that relaxes smooth muscles and therefore interferes with uterine contractions, frequently used to stop premature labour. ... Origin: Gr. Lysis = dissolution ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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tocolytic

(to″ko-lit┬┤ik) pertaining to or causing tocolysis (postponement of preterm labor). an agent that does this, such as ritodrine hydrochloride or another β2-adrenergic receptor agonist.
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tocolytic

Type: Term Pronunciation: tō′kō-lit′ik Definitions: 1. Denoting any pharmacologic agent used to arrest uterine contractions; often used in an attempt to arrest premature labor contractions, ritodrine or terbutaline.
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Tocolytic

Tocolytics (also called anti-contraction medications or labor repressants) are medications used to suppress premature labor (from the Greek tokos, childbirth, and lytic, capable of dissolving). They are given when delivery would result in premature birth. The therapy also buys time for the administration of betamethasone, a glucocorticoid drug whi...
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