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Tocolytic Agents

"Tocolytic Agents" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Tocolytic Agents" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Tocolytic Agents" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 18 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1997 and 2001
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