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Descriptor English: Tocolytic Agents
Descriptor Spanish: Tocolíticos
Descriptor Portuguese: Tocolíticos
Descriptor French: Tocolytiques
Entry term(s): Agent, Tocolytic
Agents, Tocolytic
Effect, Tocolytic
Effects, Tocolytic
Tocolytic
Tocolytic Agent
Tocolytic Effect
Tocolytic Effects
Tocolytics
Tree number(s): D27.505.696.875.825
D27.505.954.705.825
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015149
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.
Annotation: note entry term TOCOLYTIC EFFECT: use only for the tocolytic effect of a chemical substance
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Labor, Premature (1973-1988)
Muscle Contraction (1966-1974)
Uterine Contraction (1975-1988)
Uterus (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 89
History Note: 89
DeCS ID: 23849
Unique ID: D015149
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Date Established: 1989/01/01
Date of Entry: 1988/03/21
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Tocolytic Agents - Preferred
Concept UI M0023285
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.
Preferred term Tocolytic Agents
Entry term(s) Agent, Tocolytic
Agents, Tocolytic
Tocolytic
Tocolytic Agent
Tocolytics
Tocolytic Effect - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0556281
Preferred term Tocolytic Effect
Entry term(s) Effect, Tocolytic
Effects, Tocolytic
Tocolytic Effects



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