Uses of misoprostol in obstetrics and gynecology.

  title={Uses of misoprostol in obstetrics and gynecology.},
  author={Rebecca H Allen and Barbara O'Brien},
  journal={Reviews in obstetrics & gynecology},
  volume={2 3},
Misoprostol is a synthetic prostaglandin E(1) analogue that is used off-label for a variety of indications in the practice of obstetrics and gynecology, including medication abortion, medical management of miscarriage, induction of labor, cervical ripening before surgical procedures, and the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage. Due to its wide-ranging applications in reproductive health, misoprostol is on the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines. This article briefly… CONTINUE READING
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