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Oxytocics MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Oxytocics
Tree Number(s)
D27.505.696.875.737
D27.505.954.705.737
Unique ID
D010120
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010120
Annotation
use no qualifiers for oxytocics when used to induce labor; note entry term OXYTOCIC EFFECT: use only for the oxytocic effect of a chemical substance
Scope Note
Drugs that stimulate contraction of the myometrium. They are used to induce LABOR, OBSTETRIC at term, to prevent or control postpartum or postabortion hemorrhage, and to assess fetal status in high risk pregnancies. They may also be used alone or with other drugs to induce abortions (ABORTIFACIENTS). Oxytocics used clinically include the neurohypophyseal hormone OXYTOCIN and certain prostaglandins and ergot alkaloids. (From AMA Drug Evaluations, 1994, p1157)
Entry Term(s)
Oxytocic
Oxytocic Agent
Oxytocic Agents
Oxytocic Drug
Oxytocic Drugs
Oxytocic Effect
Oxytocic Effects
Uterine Stimulant
Uterine Stimulants
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QV 173
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Oxytocics Preferred
Oxytocic Effect Related
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