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Definition of Agent, tocolytic

Agent, tocolytic: A medication that can inhibit labor, slow down or halt the contractions of the uterus. Tocolytic agents are widely used today to treat premature labor and permit pregnancy to proceed so the fetus can gain in size and maturity before birth.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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