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  • n. A synthetic prostaglandin analogue of PGF2α, with oxytocic properties.


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  • If these approaches are not successful, the condition can be treated with various medications, ranging from those that have been available for many years, such as synthetic oxytocin (sold under the brand name Pitocin) and methylergonovine (Methergine), to newer medications, such as misoprostol (Cytotec) and carboprost tromethamine (Hemabate).

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