[ ok-si-toh-sik, -tos-ik ]
/ ˌɒk sɪˈtoʊ sɪk, -ˈtɒs ɪk /
of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus.
promoting or accelerating childbirth.
an oxytocic substance or drug.
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British Dictionary definitions for oxytocic
/ (ˌɒksɪˈtəʊsɪk) /
accelerating childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions
an oxytocic drug or agent
Word Origin for oxytocic
C19: from Greek, from oxy- 1 + tokos childbirth
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Medical definitions for oxytocic
[ ŏk′sĭ-tō′sĭk ]
Hastening or facilitating childbirth, especially by stimulating contractions of the uterus. Used of a drug.
An oxytocic drug.
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