- of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus.
- promoting or accelerating childbirth.
- an oxytocic substance or drug.
Origin of oxytocic
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- accelerating childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions
- an oxytocic drug or agent
C19: from Greek, from oxy- 1 + tokos childbirth
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- Hastening or facilitating childbirth, especially by stimulating contractions of the uterus. Used of a drug.
- An oxytocic drug.
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