oxytocic

adjective oxy·to·cic \ ˌäk-si-ˈtō-sik \

Definition of oxytocic

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

oxytocic

noun

Origin and Etymology of oxytocic

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


Medical Dictionary

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oxytocic

adjective oxy·to·cic \ ˌäk-si-ˈtō-sik \

medical Definition of oxytocic

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

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oxytocic

noun

medical Definition of oxytocic

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

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