Acute and chronic tocolysis

Janelle R. Bolden*

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Preterm birth occurs in 12% of all births in the United States. Preterm labor precedes approximately half of these births. Tocolysis is used in the short term to prolong pregnancy long enough to administer corticosteroids and/or facilitate transfer to a tertiary care center. A number of agents have been used for this therapy, which will be discussed in the following chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-578
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2014


  • preterm birth
  • preterm labor
  • tocolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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