oxytocin

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ox·y·to·cin

 (ŏk′sĭ-tō′sĭn)
n.
1. A short polypeptide hormone, C43H66N12O12S2, released from the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that stimulates the contraction of smooth muscle of the uterus during labor and facilitates ejection of milk from the breast during nursing.
2. A synthetic form of this hormone, used as a drug to induce labor and to control postpartum hemorrhage.

oxytocin

(ˌɒksɪˈtəʊsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a polypeptide hormone, secreted by the pituitary gland, that stimulates contractions of the uterus or oviduct and ejection of milk in mammals; alphahypophame: used therapeutically for aiding childbirth. Formula: C43H68N12O12S2. Compare vasopressin

ox•y•to•cin

(ˌɒk sɪˈtoʊ sən)

n.
a pituitary hormone that stimulates contraction of the smooth muscles of the uterus to induce labor.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.oxytocin - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
Translations

ox·y·to·cin

n. oxitocina, ocitocina, hormona pituitaria que estimula las contracciones del útero.

oxytocin

n oxitocina
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Syntocinon, Methergine, Misoprostol and Prostaglandin (PGF2a) have been used in different studies, claiming advantages, efficacy and side effects of one or the other with regards to reduction of blood loss, shortening of duration of 3rd stage of labour, reduction in the incidence of PPH and side effects.
The most common uterotonic agent administered was syntocinon (95%), followed by prostaglandin F2a (59%) and misoprostol (56%).
Appropriate mode for labour induction was decided after Bishops scoring and methods used were prostaglandin pessary, intracervical Foleys catheter and syntocinon infusion.
Augmentation of labor was done by amniotomy and syntocinon infusion.
Once labour was established artificial rupture of membranes was done to see color of liquor and where progress of labour was slow than augmentation of labour was done with syntocinon infusion.
Numerous oxytocic product offerings from various companies including the brands such as Evatocin, Pitogin, Octocin, Syntocinon, Tiacinon, Cytotec, Duratocin and Pitocin are competing to capture the market share in the global market for oxytocic pharmaceutical markets.
syrup, drops), Lanoxin (medicine for Heart issues), Folic Acid (for iron deficiency), Polyfax eye ointment, Cortisporin eye ointment, Motival tablets (tranquilizer), Kenacort Injection (anti-allergic), Migril tablets (for headache), Lomotil tablets, Gravinate (Anti-vomiting), Avil tablet, injection (anti-allergy), Syntocinon injection (for delivery cases), Tegral tablets (Mental issues), Trenalen tablets (anti-depression), Prolution depot (for maintenance of pregnancy) and some other routine medicines were found missing or present on enhanced rates.
Thirteen of the women had to have an emergency caesarean section after Stewart gave them Syntocinon, which causes the muscles in the uterus to contract.
The panel found her guilty of giving 15 women Syntocinon from 2007 to 2010 at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.
The former Aberdeen Maternity Hospital nurse allegedly administered syntocinon during the labour of up to 20 patients which caused or contributed to bradycardia, the slowing down of the baby's heart rate.
The first group was managed actively by giving 10 units Syntocinon I/V immediately after the delivery of the baby, and placenta was delivered by controlled cord traction.
Injection Syntocinon (b) (Oxytocin) was injected intra-muscularly 4 IU in 30 minutes interval two doses.