The inhibitory effect of ethanol on oxytocin-induced labor at term.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Intravenous ethanol infusion significantly reduced oxytocin-induced uterine activity in pregnant patients at term. The dose response to oxytocin was linear when plotted log2 x in all patients studied, and the line was shifted to the right by alcohol, but the slope remained essentially unchanged. These results suggest that alcohol directly inhibits the effect of oxytocin on the myometrium, although the possibility of some central inhibition of oxytocin release cannot be discounted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lauersen, NH; Wilson, KH; Fuchs, FF

Published Date

  • November 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 547 - 550

PubMed ID

  • 7338873

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-7758


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States