uterine contraction

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a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal

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The monitor uses electrodes attached to the abdomen and measures the minute electrical signals of the uterine contractions and fetal heart beats.
Ach and PGF2[alpha] produce uterine contraction by activation of the muscarinic (M3)-receptor and the prostaglandin FP receptor on the myometrium, respectively (Myatt and Lye 2004; Pappano 2007).
Furthermore, the magnitude, acceleration, and direction of the vector of the stretch force is the product of the sum of the traction force generated by the obstetrician and the propulsive force generated by spontaneous or induced uterine contractions.
2: The inhibitory effects on uterine contractions showed a dose-response relationship.
Stimulation of pregnant rat uterine contraction by the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) mixture Aroclor 1242 may be mediated by arachidonic acid release through activation of phospholipase A2 enzymes.
Effect of different amounts of PGE on uterine contractions induced by KCl (60 mM), oxytocin (10 mU/ml), Kcl+propranolol, Kcl+naloxane, and barium (4 mM) Uterine contraction (Mean [+ or -] SD)/PGE extract * Ecbolic agents Type of extract 0.
2) Normal uterine contractions or umbilical cord compressions are the common stressors.
We also recommended new terminology and nomenclature for the description of uterine contractions.
University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, et al, concluded that pretreatment with lidocaine vaginal gel reduces intrauterine pressure, uterine contraction frequency and pain of induced dysmenorrhea, suggesting a new treatment option.
The monitoring system also automatically senses when the mother is having a uterine contraction and holds blood pressure readings until the contraction is over.
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS IN FETAL MONITORING II-10 Non-Voltage Fetal Heart Monitoring Systems II-10 Uterine Contraction Monitoring System II-10 Vector Magnetocardiography II-10 Obstetrical Data Management Systems (OBDMS) II-10 Obstetric Ultrasound Data Analysis Systems II-11 Ultrasound Scanners Provide Online Information II-11 Specialized Software to Determine Gestational Parameters II-11 Advanced Data Analysis Program II-11 Ultrasound Scanners Display Cross-Sectional Images II-12 4.
FETAL MONITORS: AN OVERVIEW II-13 Introduction II-13 Key Functions II-13 Physiologic Variables Monitored II-13 Monitors Fetal Heart Rate II-13 Direct Determination of Fetal Heart Rate II-13 Indirect Sensors of Fetal Heart Rate II-14 Monitoring Uterine Contractions II-14 Direct Monitoring of Uterine Contractions II-14 Indirect Monitoring of Uterine Contraction II-14 Potential Benefits of Fetal Monitoring II-14 Potential Risks of Fetal Monitoring II-14 Types of Monitoring II-15 External Monitoring II-15 Internal Monitoring II-15 A Historical Perspective II-15
Designed from the ground up at the West Health Institute (watch video), the Sense4Baby system is an innovative, proprietary, portable wireless maternal/fetal monitor and uterine contraction monitor device that uses custom sensors, software and hardware connected to a cellular network to address high risk pregnancies.
High Uterine Contraction Rates in Births with Normal and Abnormal Umbilical Artery Gases" Published in June 2012 Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine