Definition of Pitocin in English:

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Pronunciation: /piˈtōsin/

Entry from US English dictionary


trademark A synthetic form of oxytocin, used to induce labor.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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