tocolytic

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Related to Tocolytic agent: Sheehan syndrome
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tocolytic

adj & n tocolítico
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He recommended that clinicians use a beta-mimetic agent, another tocolytic agent, or no tocolysis.
There is limited evidence that use of nifedipine, rather than a beta-agonist (Isoxsuprine), is associated with improved short-term neonatal outcome, because Nifedipine is a well-tolerated, very effective and very safe tocolytic agent when seen with respect to Isoxsuprine with less maternal complications in management of preterm labour.
Objective: To find out the effectiveness of oral nifedipine as a tocolytic agent in external cephalic version.
In the light of information26 tocolytic agent use may increase myocardial infarct incidence as well as the findings in the present study, it has been determined that use of the drug may cause a significant risk regarding cardiotoxicity in sheep.
Nitroglycerin was administered intravenously as a tocolytic agent but attempts to replace the uterus from the vaginal approach were again unsuccessful.
W, hospitalization by itself is inconvenient and the tocolytic agent (magnesium sulfate) can cause discomfort, flushing, a feeling of generalized muscle weakness, nausea, dizziness, and occasional headaches.
Previously, the Calcium channel antagonist properties of HP were shown on rat aorta; in this case, HP might also behave as a dose-dependent tocolytic agent (4).
In addition, Khan et al., in a systematic review and meta-regression analysis, evaluated the safety of nifedipine as a tocolytic agent in preterm labor and as an antihypertensive agent in the treatment of hypertension in pregnancy.
Nitroglycerine (nitric oxide donors) may be an effective choice as a tocolytic agent due to its safety profile with infrequent maternal and foetal side effects.5 It is a vasodilator that is essential for maintenance of normal smooth muscle tone of uterus.
The delay in delivery afforded by a tocolytic agent, however, allows time for the administration of corticosteroids, which is associated with a significant reduction in neonatal morbidity and mortality.[1,2] The neonatal benefits of tocolysis combined with steroid administration may outweigh the maternal risks, particularly in the setting of extreme prematurity.
Each tocolytic agent carries its own benefits, risks, contraindications, and adverse effects profile.