uterine inertia

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inertia

 [in-er´shah] (L.)
inactivity; inability to move spontaneously.
colonic inertia weak muscular activity of the colon, leading to distention of the organ and constipation.
uterine inertia sluggishness of uterine contractions in labor.

u·ter·ine in·er·ti·a

, primary uterine inertiasecondary uterine inertiatrue uterine inertia
absence of effective uterine contractions during labor; primary uterine inertia, true uterine inertia, uterine inertia that occurs when the uterus fails to contract with sufficient force to effect continuous dilation or effacement of the cervix or descent or rotation of the fetal head, and when the uterus is easily indentable at the acme of contraction; secondary uterine inertia, uterine inertia that occurs when the uterine contractions are initially vigorous but then decrease in vigor, and the progress of labor ceases.

u·ter·ine in·er·ti·a

, primary uterine inertia , secondary uterine inertia , true uterine inertia (yūtĕr-in in-ĕrshē-ă, prīmar-ē, sekŏn-dar-ē, trū)
Absence of effective uterine contractions during labor; occurs when the uterus fails to contract with sufficient force to effect continuous dilation or effacement of the cervix or descent or rotation of the fetal head, and when the uterus is easily indentable at the acme of contraction.
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Primary uterine inertia has been associated with an inherited breed predisposition in Terrier breeds, with overstretching of uterus containing large litter, with inadequate uterine stimulation in one or two pup litters with systemic diseases such as hypocalcaemia or infection and with inadequate nutrition, uterine torsion and trauma (Johnston et al., 2001).
Roberts (1971) had also recommended, treatment of primary uterine inertia leading to improper dilation of cervix with Pitutrin 2-10 cc, 20-100 IU in large animal, i.v injection of calcium borogluconate (500 c.c 20% solution) and after 3-4 hrs if no response could be observed then caesarean section was indicated.