oxytocic

oxytocic

[ok-si-toh-sik, -tos-ik] Medicine/Medical.
adjective
1.
of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus.
2.
promoting or accelerating childbirth.
noun
3.
an oxytocic substance or drug.

Origin:
1850–55; oxytoc(ia) + -ic

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oxytocic (ˌɒksɪˈtəʊsɪk)
 
adj
1.  accelerating childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions
 
n
2.  an oxytocic drug or agent
 
[C19: from Greek, from oxy-1 + tokos childbirth]

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oxytocic ox·y·to·cic (ŏk'sĭ-tō'sĭk)
adj.
Hastening or facilitating childbirth, especially by stimulating contractions of the uterus. Used of a drug. n.
An oxytocic drug.

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