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Accidental administration of Syntometrine in adult dosage to the newborn.
  1. M F Whitfield,
  2. S A Salfield


    The clinical course is described of an infant who accidentally received an adult dose of Syntometrine (synthetic oxytocin + ergometrine) at delivery. The infant soon became ill with convulsions and ventilatory failure, and later with water intoxication. Similar reported cases are reviewed and recommendations are given for the management of future cases.

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