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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Postpartum haemorrhage is the most important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, especially when all conservative measures, including syntometrine oxytocin and Bakri balloons have failed to accomplish haemostasis and expeditious surgical procedures, such as uterine artery ligation and emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH) are required.
It is essential that oxytocin is given at CD for prevention of PPH, and there are clear national guidelines both for the dosages required for its use in prophylaxis and for therapeutic use of oxytocin and other uterotonic agents such as ergometrine, syntometrine, misoprostol and prostaglandin [F.sub.2]-alpha.
Carbetocin versus syntometrine for the third stage of labor following vaginal delivery--a double-blind randomized controlled trial.
Different types of drugs (methergine, syntocinone, syntometrine) which are uterotonic drugs are used to cause contraction and retraction of uterus after delivery5,6 .Ergot alkaloids have been used for decades for this purpose but they are associated with risk of hypertension and are therefore, contraindicated in patients with hypertension and heart diseases7,8.
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A randomised controlled trial of intramuscular syntometrine and intravenous oxytocin in the management of the third stage of labour.
The circulating levels of oxytocin following intravenous and intramuscular administration of Syntometrine. J Obstet Gynaecol Br Commonw 1972; 79:644-646.
Jasten Phiri, 49, should have administered diamorphine to the expectant mum but accidentally injected syntometrine, which induces contractions.
Sahil, who had midwife training from her native Somalia, injected herself with Syntometrine. But when her twins died she claimed nurse Caroline Randall administered it, leading to her arrest.