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Flashcards in Pharmacology and the Pregnant or Lactating Women Ch 6 Deck (11)
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Abortifacients

drugs used to terminate pregnancy up to 20 weeks after the last menstrual period

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Eclampsia

characterized by the onset of seizures; occurs in some women with preclampsia

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Galactagogues

a category of herbs known to induce lactation or stimulate the production of breast milk in postpartal women

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Organogenesis

formation of organs during development

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Oxytocics

drugs that initiate uterine contractions, thus including childbirth

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Preeclampsia

pregnancy-induced hypertension and proteinuria

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Pretern labor

uterine contractions with cervical changes before 37 weeks of gestation, resulting in birth

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Prostaglandins

chemical mediators, such as uterotonics, that help initiate uterine contractions

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Teratogenic

causing abnormal embryonic or fetal development

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Tocolytics

drugs used to stop preterm labor

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Uterotonics

drugs to control portpartum bleeding