oxytocic

oxytocic
1. Hastening childbirth. 2. SYN: parturifacient (2).

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oxy·to·cic .äk-si-'tō-sik adj hastening parturition also inducing contraction of uterine smooth muscle
oxytocic n a substance that stimulates contraction of uterine smooth muscle or hastens childbirth

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n.
any agent that induces or accelerates labour by stimulating the muscles of the uterus to contract. See also oxytocin.

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oxy·to·cic (ok-se-toґsik) 1. pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting oxytocia. 2. an agent that hastens evacuation of the uterus by stimulating contractions of the myometrium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Oxytocic — Ox y*toc ic, a. [Gr. oxy s sharp, quick + ???? birth.] (Med.) Promoting uterine contractions, or parturition. n. An oxytocic medicine or agent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oxytocic — [äk΄si tō′sik, äk΄sitäs′ik] adj. [< Gr oxytokion, medicine for speeding childbirth < oxys, sharp, quick (see OXY 2) + tokos, birth < tiktein, to bear (for IE base see THANE) + IC] hastening the process of childbirth, as oxytocin does n.… …   English World dictionary

  • oxytocic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek oxys sharp, quick + tokos childbirth, from tiktein to bear more at thane Date: 1873 hastening parturition; also inducing contraction of uterine smooth muscle • oxytocic noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oxytocic — /ok si toh sik, tos ik/, Med. adj. 1. of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus. 2. promoting or accelerating childbirth. n. 3. an oxytocic substance or drug. [1850 55; OXYTOC(IA) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • oxytocic — 1. adjective Serving to promote uterine contractions. 2. noun An oxytocic drug …   Wiktionary

  • oxytocic — ox•y•to•cic [[t]ˌɒk sɪˈtoʊ sɪk, ˈtɒs ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) med of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus 2) med promoting or accelerating childbirth 3) an oxytocic substance or drug • Etymology: 1850–55; oxytoc(ia) rapid… …   From formal English to slang

  • oxytocic — /ɒksiˈtoʊsɪk/ (say oksee tohsik) adjective 1. of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus. 2. promoting or accelerating parturition. –noun 3. an oxytocic medicine or drug. {Greek oxytokion a medicine hastening childbirth …   Australian-English dictionary

  • oxytocic — noun a drug that induces labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus • Syn: ↑oxytocic drug • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug …   Useful english dictionary

  • oxytocic — adj. of fast childbirth; of drug stimulated or induced labor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oxytocic — ox·y·to·cic …   English syllables

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