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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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][alpha] is the major substance inducing uterine contractions in the human dysmenorrhea.
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.
Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective [alpha]-2 adrenergic receptor agonist which when used in recommended dose in the form of an infusion has several desirable properties like sedation, anxiolysis, sympatholysis, analgesia, stimulation of uterine contractions, decreased intraoperative anaesthetic requirements (Narcotic, inhalational), cardiovascular stability, smooth recovery when used as an adjunct to general anaesthesia and above all preserves respiratory function.
Previous work in our laboratory showed that several PCB congeners with ortho-chlorine substitutions and four or fewer chlorines acutely increased uterine contraction frequency, whereas coplanar congeners or congeners with greater numbers of chlorines were inactive (28).
Although maternal haemodynamic changes after delivery at Caesarean section have many potential causes including removal of aortocaval compression, autotransfusion from uterine contraction, blood loss, vasopressors and emotional excitement, previous studies have shown that uterotonic drugs are a dominant factor.
This strategy combines patient education on preterm delivery with home uterine contraction monitoring using a portable tocodynamometer, which can transmit data over telephone lines to obstetric centers for interpretation.
6] All partographs were scrutinized for documentation of cervical dilatation, uterine contraction, foetal heart rate, action line crossed/not crossed, maternal blood pressure, moulding, descent of the presenting part, state of membranes and condition of the baby after birth.
On admission, premature uterine contractions were observed, and magnesium sulfate was applied to restrain uterine contraction.
Effects of estrogen and estrogenic compounds, 4-tert-octylphenol, and bisphenol A on the uterine contraction and contraction-associated proteins in rats.
The human uterus contains both oxytocin and vasopressin receptors; stimulation of either receptor causes uterine contraction.
5 cm or regular uterine contraction and for dinoprostone second dose was repeated after six hours to achieve regular uterine contraction.
The findings suggest that foetuses may respond to stress by uterine contraction during delivery.
1, which when restrained induces an acute and sustained uterine contraction that could help treat cases of PPH.