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NAPOLES MENDEZ, Danilo. Tocolytics in preterm delivery: a current dilemma. MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.9, pp. 5062-5078. ISSN 1029-3019.

Preterm delivery is a worldwide major health problem with direct impact on perinatal morbidity and mortality, so currently tocolytic therapy has become a dilemma. In such a situation, the author of this article decided to review current literature on the subject in order to describe different drugs -- mechanisms of action, side effects, dosage, route of administration and time of use -- administered to inhibit preterm delivery, as well as new tocolytics under study, so that obstetricians have the information necessary to enable them to properly select the drug to be used individually and not in the population.

Palabras clave : tocolytics; preterm delivery; pregnant women..

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