Definitions for "Pitocin"
Another name for the hormone oxytocin, usually applied to its use as a drug.
is a medication that is used to start or improve uterine contractions. It is also used to induce uterine contractions when the mother's or baby's medical condition prevents the natural onset of labor. Pitocin is sometimes used to control bleeding. Some of the risks of Pitocin include rupture of the uterus, water intoxication, increased discomfort, and fetal stress.
hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk