OBO ID: CHEBI:36063
Term Name: oxytocic Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • oxytocic
  • oxytocic agents
  • oxytocic drugs
  • uterine stimulants
Definition: A drug that stimulates contraction of the myometrium. Oxytocics are used to induce labour, obstetric at term, to prevent or control postpartum or postabortion haemorrhage, and to assess foetal status in high risk pregnancies. They may also be used alone or with other drugs to induce abortions (abortifacients).
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Ontology: Chebi
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