oxytocic drug


Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oxytocic drug - a drug that induces labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The conclusion of the study is that "Membrane sweeping at initiation of labor induction increased the spontaneous vaginal delivery rate, reduced oxytocic drug use, shortened induction to delivery interval, and improved patient satisfaction.
A 28-year-old primiparous woman at term requested epidural analgesia after failure to progress in labour had necessitated augmentation with an oxytocic drug (Syntocinon, Novartis).