Definition of Pitocin in US English:

Pitocin

noun

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  • A synthetic form of oxytocin, used to induce labor.

    • ‘Pitocin can be used when labor needs to be induced, or during labor if the contractions are not strong enough to progress normally.’
    • ‘The routine use of Pitocin is not backed by any scientific data, and the side-effects of Pitocin during labor rarely are discussed with the laboring woman.’

Pronunciation

Pitocin

/piˈtōsin/