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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The antispasmodic effect of aqueous and hydroalcoholic extracts of the flowers on KCl-induced uterine contractions was not reduced by tissue incubation with naloxone (1 [micro]M), as a non-selective opioid receptors antagonist.
Uterine strips were exposed to a single concentration of Aroclor 1242 for 1 hr to determine changes in the uterine contraction response with time.
In most cases, patients experience rupture of membranes without prior uterine contractions, which makes early intervention particularly difficult.
11) Second, in uterine surgery specifically, vasopressin stimulates uterine contraction.
Time for induction includes the time recorded with first dose of the tablet placed till the onset of regular uterine contractions.
The first stage is the period from the beginning of regular uterine contractions until full cervical dilation; the second stage is from full cervical dilation to the birth of a neonate; and the third stage is from the birth to completion of expulsion of the umbilical cord, placenta and foetal membrane.
Results: PG significantly inhibited the uterine contraction of the primary dysmenorrhea rat model (p < 0.
The study stated at active phase of labour (3 cm cervical dilatation) with effective uterine contraction (3 Cont lasting for 40 to 50 sec in 10 minutes).
Laboring women often experience intense pain principally as they approached the second stage of labor with the impending delivery of the fetus wherein the duration of uterine contraction is longer and the interval becomes shorter between contractions.
She was not in shock, the abdomen was distended but there was no uterine contraction, the uterine height was 20 cm, and the cervix was closed.