Definitions for tocolytic agents

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word tocolytic agents

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Tocolytic Agents

    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.


Find a translation for the tocolytic agents definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these tocolytic agents definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"tocolytic agents." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2015. < agents>.

Are we missing a good definition for tocolytic agents? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for tocolytic agents:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.