uterine contraction


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u·ter·ine con·trac·tion

rhythmic activity of the myometrium associated with menstruation, pregnancy, or labor.

u·ter·ine con·trac·tion

(yū'tĕr-in kŏn-trak'shŭn)
Rhythmic activity of the myometrium associated with menstruation, pregnancy, or labor.
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5] M) had no significant effects on K+-related uterine contractions or oxytocin-induced [Ca.
01 U/ml oxytocin-induced calcium release from smooth muscle in a solution without calcium on uterine contractions is shown in Fig.
The highest dose of both extracts had the highest antispasmodic effect on uterine contractions.
Uterine strips were exposed to a single concentration of Aroclor 1242 for 1 hr to determine changes in the uterine contraction response with time.
During menstruation because of the release of chemicals that cause uterine contractions, abdominal muscles and the spine.
The brisk increases in stroke volume and cardiac index occurring approximately every three minutes coincided with the uterine contractions, as seen on the external tocodynamometer.
Alone, the drug does not "work" all the time, so the process is normally supplemented by a prostaglandin, misoprostol, which stimulates uterine contractions to expel the child.
Sometimes when the head is back, the calf is dead; it didn't respond to uterine contractions and straighten its head and neck.
Because it causes uterine contractions, it's sometimes prescribed to induce or aid abortions.
Prostaglandins are natural body substances that promote inflammation, uterine contractions, and pain, and are thought to be linked to endometriosis.
Wild yam can cause skin rash, uterine contractions, and hypoglycemia.
Adverse events linked to ephedra include increased blood pressure, heart ailments, strokes, dizziness, psychosis, headache, exfoliative dermatitis, insomnia, and uterine contractions.