[ok-si-toh-sik, -tos-ik] /ˌɒk sɪˈtoʊ sɪk, -ˈtɒs ɪk/ Medicine/Medical
of or causing the stimulation of the involuntary muscle of the uterus.
promoting or accelerating childbirth.
an oxytocic substance or drug.
accelerating childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions
an oxytocic drug or agent
oxytocic ox·y·to·cic (ŏk’sĭ-tō’sĭk)
Hastening or facilitating childbirth, especially by stimulating contractions of the uterus. Used of a drug. n.
An oxytocic drug.
[ok-si-toh-suh n] /ˌɒk sɪˈtoʊ sən/ noun 1. Biochemistry. a polypeptide hormone, produced by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that stimulates contraction of the smooth muscle of the uterus. 2. Pharmacology. a commercial form of this substance, obtained from beef and hog pituitary glands or especially by synthesis, and used chiefly in obstetrics to […]
[ok-si-tohn] /ˈɒk sɪˌtoʊn/ Classical Greek Grammar adjective 1. having an acute accent on the last syllable. noun 2. an oxytone word. /in the classical Greek language ˈɒksɪˌtəʊn/ adjective 1. (of a word) having an accent on the final syllable noun 2. an oxytone word
[ok-see-yoo-rahy-uh-sis] /ˌɒk si yʊˈraɪ ə sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. human infection with pinworms. oxyuriasis ox·y·u·ri·a·sis (ŏk’sē-yu-rī’ə-sĭs) n. Infestation with parasitic nematodes of the family Oxyuridae.
oxyuricide ox·y·u·ri·cide (ŏk’sĭ-yur’ĭ-sīd’) n. An agent that destroys pinworms.