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How to pronounce syntocinon/syntometrine

(9 Posts)
Tinkerisdead Tue 08-Jan-13 20:30:25

Thank you smile

stoatie Tue 08-Jan-13 19:11:03

syntometrin is most commonly used but can raise blood pressure so if you have had elevated blood pressure syntocinon can be used instead (this might be intra muscular or intra venous). it is the same drug used to augment Labour (however when used to induce it is much smaller quantity diluted in normal saline

Tinkerisdead Tue 08-Jan-13 18:40:56

Hold on as i understand it syntometrine is the injection that pretty much expels the placenta. Syntocinon is oxytocin, the drug to induce labour. I had that during slow progression and then the injection. Ate they interchangeable for third stage? I had an independant midwife for my kids (ended in c sections) and she wouldnt have introduced syntocinon at third stage. Not saying its wrong, genuinely interested.

SlouchingPanda Tue 08-Jan-13 13:41:11



Splinters Tue 08-Jan-13 12:12:24

I'd like to be able to ask specifically which one the hospital tends to use though -- would possibly consider syntocinon but not keen on syntometrine. SyntoCINon, syntoMETrine? Or synTOMetrine?

BabysPointlessPocket Tue 08-Jan-13 12:04:22

Or most just refer to it as synto (sin toe)

Splinters Tue 08-Jan-13 11:59:07

Thanks TDW, could you put the stressed syllable in bold or caps or sth though?

Tinkerisdead Tue 08-Jan-13 11:46:28

Sin toe sin on

Sin toe met rin

Shiiiit that hurts may be a good phrase to practice too.

Splinters Tue 08-Jan-13 11:45:06

Will be having the 'physiological third stage please' conversation with MW on Friday, and would prefer to sound like I know what I'm talking about! Can anyone with experience pronouncing these words tell me which syllable the stress is on please? Ta!

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