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Oxytocics

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)
Also Known As:
Oxytocic Agents; Oxytocic Drugs; Agents, Oxytocic; Drugs, Oxytocic; Stimulants, Uterine; Uterine Stimulants
Networked: 87 relevant articles (2 outcomes, 7 trials/studies)

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Experts

1. Baskett, Thomas F: 2 articles (09/2004 - 03/2003)
2. Elfayomy, Amr K: 1 article (08/2015)
3. Weeks, Andrew David: 1 article (06/2015)
4. Kerr, Robert Stuart: 1 article (06/2015)
5. Gailer, Ruth: 1 article (01/2015)
6. David, Anna L: 1 article (01/2015)
7. Kaler, Mandeep: 1 article (01/2015)
8. Iskaros, Joseph: 1 article (01/2015)
9. Oduma, Jemimah Achieng: 1 article (07/2012)
10. Kanui, Titus: 1 article (07/2012)

Related Diseases

1. Postpartum Hemorrhage
2. Hemorrhage
3. Retained Placenta
4. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
5. Breech Presentation

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. Misoprostol (Cytotec)
2. Oxytocin (Pitocin)
3. Ergonovine (Ergometrine)
4. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)
5. Dinoprost
6. Prostaglandins
7. Essential Drugs
8. Dinoprostone (PGE2)
9. Vasopressins (Vasopressin)
10. Thiopental (Pentothal)

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Cesarean Section (Caesarean Section)
2. Hysterectomy
3. Sutures (Suture)
4. Ligation
5. Blood Transfusion (Blood Transfusions)