EXERCISES, LESSON 11
INSTRUCTIONS: The following exercises are to be answered by marking the lettered
response that best answers the question or best completes the incomplete statement or
by writing the answer in the space provided.
After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the
end of the lesson and check your answers.
Which of the following statements describes the role of oxytocin in the birth
a. Oxytocin causes the uterus to contract in order to expel the fetus.
b. Oxytocin causes some of the ligaments attached to the pubic area to relax in
order that the baby can be expelled from the uterus without injury.
Oxytocin causes the uterus to undergo atony in order to protect the fetus
during the birth process.
d. Oxytocin causes the uterine muscles to relax during the birth process in order
that the fetus can move from the uterus without injury.
Which of the following are uses of oxytocin?
a. Control postpartum hemorrhage and prevent milk ejection.
b. Prevent uterine atony and prevent placental expulsion.
Induce uterine atony and relieve postpartum breast engorgement.
d. Prevent uterine atony and induce labor at term.
Ergonovine maleate is used to:
a. Treat hypertension.
b. Control postpartum hemorrhage.
Prevent morning sickness.
d. Prevent uterine atony.