Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 27)
Observations on Effects of Analgetic Drugs on Mother and Fetus: Comparison Between Systemic and Local Drug Application during Labor
When determining the efficiency of a drug, one must consider its ability to give the desired effect, the side effects and the dangers inherent in its administration. These criteria must be evaluated when examining the various analgetics used during labor. In this case, however, we must not forget that we are dealing with two patients — the mother and the fetus. Thus, evaluation of all drugs given during labor must include the following considerations:
the influence of the drug on the mother;
the influence on the course of labor;
the influence on the fetus and/or the neonate.
KeywordsApgar Score Fetal Heart Rate Uterine Contraction Butyl Bromide Severe Bradycardia
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972