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Water intoxication associated with oxytocin infusion
  1. Audrey J. Ahmad,
  2. Elizabeth H. Clark,
  3. Howard S. Jacobs


    During a mid-trimester abortion with high dose oxytocin infusion and intravenous fluids, a patient developed an acute dilutational hyponatraemia and coma. The relationship of water intoxication and synthetic oxytocin infusion is discussed and the literature reviewed.

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