Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of Pitocin in English:
trademark A synthetic form of oxytocin, used to induce labor.
- Pitocin can be used when labor needs to be induced, or during labor if the contractions are not strong enough to progress normally.
- The routine use of Pitocin is not backed by any scientific data, and the side-effects of Pitocin during labor rarely are discussed with the laboring woman.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.