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oxytocic

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adjective oxy·to·cic \ˌäk-si-ˈtō-sik\

Definition of oxytocic

  1. :  hastening parturition; also :  inducing contraction of uterine smooth muscle

oxytocic noun


Origin of oxytocic

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek oxys sharp, quick + tokos childbirth, from tiktein to bear — more at thane


First Known Use: 1873


Medical Dictionary

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oxytocic

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adjective oxy·to·cic \ˌäk-si-ˈtō-sik\

Medical Definition of oxytocic

  1. :  hastening childbirth; also :  inducing contraction of uterine smooth muscle




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oxytocic

noun oxy·to·cic

Medical Definition of oxytocic

  1. :  a substance that stimulates contraction of uterine smooth muscle or hastens childbirth




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