Tocolytic Agents


Agents, Tocolytic

Effect, Tocolytic

Effects, Tocolytic

Tocolytic Effect

Tocolytic Effects


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.