GTN Nitroglycerin for Emergency Cervico-Uterine Relaxation, Obstetrics
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Rapid and transient relaxation of the cervix and uterus is occasionally required to allow obstetric manoeuvres during emergencies.
A number of case reports and trials have shown nitroglycerin (Glyceryl Trinitrate) to provide rapid and transient cervico-uterine relaxation (albeit unlicensed).
The therapeutic effect is seen within 1-2 minutes of administration and lasts for 3-5 minutes.
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