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Tocolytic Agents MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Tocolytic Agents
Tree Number(s)
D27.505.696.875.825
D27.505.954.705.825
Unique ID
D015149
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015149
Annotation
note entry term TOCOLYTIC EFFECT: use only for the tocolytic effect of a chemical substance
Scope Note
Drugs that prevent preterm labor and immature birth by suppressing uterine contractions (TOCOLYSIS). Agents used to delay premature uterine activity include magnesium sulfate, beta-mimetics, oxytocin antagonists, calcium channel inhibitors, and adrenergic beta-receptor agonists. The use of intravenous alcohol as a tocolytic is now obsolete.
Entry Term(s)
Tocolytic
Tocolytic Agent
Tocolytic Effect
Tocolytic Effects
Tocolytics
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Labor, Premature (1973-1988)
Muscle Contraction (1966-1974)
Uterine Contraction (1975-1988)
Uterus (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note
89
History Note
89
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/03/21
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Tocolytic Agents Preferred
Tocolytic Effect Related
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