parturifacient definition

  • adjective:
    • Inducing or assisting childbirth.
  • noun:
    • A drug assisting childbearing.
    • A medicine looking after cause parturition, or to provide relief in childbearing.
    • A medicine tending to cause parturition, or even to provide relief in childbearing.
    • A medicine, as ergot, which excites uterine action, or facilitates parturition; an oxytocic.
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