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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These observations while supporting the inhibitory effects of BPA on cultured uterine cells in vitro [9] further, demonstrate the decreased responsiveness of uterine contractions to acetylcholine after exposure to BPA.
8 mg/ml) reduced uterine contractions induced by KCl (60 mM) and oxytocin (10 mU/ml) significantly and in a dose-dependent manner.
The effect of DQSYS on propranolol ([beta]-adrenergic receptor antagonist)-induced uterine contractions is shown in Fig.
In addition, products of microbial reductive dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are more effective than parent PCB mixtures at stimulating uterine contractions in vitro (Bae et al.
Also, it increases the frequency and amplitude of uterine contraction directly.
At both of these visits the patient had reactive cardiotocographic changes, uterine contractions were not palpable manually, and urine dipsticks were not indicative of a urinary tract infection.
We also recommended new terminology and nomenclature for the description of uterine contractions.
Cervical dilatation is one of the most important factors, which determines the duration of labour and is the resultant of all the driving forces of uterine contraction acting against passive tissue resistance.
The monitoring system also automatically senses when the mother is having a uterine contraction and holds blood pressure readings until the contraction is over.
Although oxytocin is used to aid uterine contraction after delivery at Caesarean section, the optimal dose is unclear.