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re·lax·in

(rē-lak'sin),
A polypeptide hormone secreted by the corpora lutea of mammalian species during pregnancy. Facilitates the birth process by causing a softening and lengthening of the pubic symphysis and cervix; it also inhibits contraction of the uterus and may play a role in timing of parturition.
[relax + -in]

relaxin

(rĭ-lăk′sĭn)
n.
A female hormone secreted by the corpus luteum that helps soften the cervix and relax the pelvic ligaments in childbirth.

relaxin

[rilak′sin]
a hormone obtained from the corpora lutea of swine and used to relax the pelvic ligaments and dilate the cervix during labor. The medication has also been used to treat dysmenorrhea.

re·lax·in

(rĕ-lak'sin)
Polypeptide hormone secreted by the corpora lutea of mammalian species during pregnancy; facilitates birth process by softening and lengthening the pubic symphysis and cervix.

relaxin

A polypeptide found in the corpus luteum of various mammals that softens the neck of the womb (cervix) and relaxes the pubic joint of the pelvis to ease childbirth. Relaxin has not been proved to occur in humans.

relaxin,

n hormone responsible for softening and relaxing muscles, tendons, and ligaments during pregnancy in preparation for labor and delivery.

relaxin

a factor that produces relaxation of the symphysis pubis and dilatation of the cervix uteri in certain animal species including pigs, cattle, dogs and cats. Produced in the corpus luteum of pregnancy.
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This is validated by the fact that it responds very well to conservative treatment, especially in the early weeks post-delivery, also the time required when the maternal relaxin and progesterone return to normal non-pregnancy levels.
Second, prostaglandin causes luteolysis and release of relaxin from the corpus luteum.
and the logic involved behind those decisions); Relaxin, supra note 129;
In a 24-week study of human recombinant relaxin therapy in scleroderma patients, a 25-[micro]g/kg per day dosage was found to be effective but 100 [micro]g/kg per day was not.
During pregnancy, there are changes in both the ligaments and the bone structure due to a hormone called relaxin, which is produced in the latter part of the pregnancy to allow the pelvis to accommodate labor and delivery.
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The fact that relaxin in mammalian seminal fluid stimulates sperm motility (Essig et al.
The first is a patent on relaxin which is the hormone in our womb that allows contractions to happen during labor.
The primary effector of hormonally mediated change is relaxin, which is produced by the corpus luteum, decidua, and chorion.
oestrogens, corticosteroids, relaxin, oxytocin and possibly prostaglandins and failure of cervix to dilate is due to dysfunction of these hormones (Sane et al.