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Oxytocin test- method for determining the sensitivity of the muscles of the pregnant uterus to oxytocin; is carried out before use of the drug for the purpose of labor induction. 0.05 U of oxytocin, dissolved in 5–10% glucose solution, is administered intravenously to the pregnant woman, and the contractile activity of the uterus is monitored by palpation through the abdominal wall. With a high sensitivity of the uterus to oxytocin after 4-5 minutes from the beginning of its introduction, the tone of the uterus increases - the test is considered positive, which is the basis for using the drug to stimulate or stimulate natural activity. With a negative O. n. Oxytocin is replaced by another drug.

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