Intravenous nitroglycerin for uterine relaxation of an inverted uterus

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1992 Apr;166(4):1237-8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9378(11)90613-9.


Intravenous nitroglycerin has recently come to the attention of obstetricians as a potent uterine relaxant. In the case presented, it was used to permit replacement of a tightly contracted, inverted uterus. Relaxation was rapid, effective, and associated with no adverse side effects.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Nitroglycerin / therapeutic use*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*
  • Uterine Contraction / drug effects*
  • Uterine Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Uterine Diseases / therapy
  • Uterine Prolapse / drug therapy


  • Nitroglycerin