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The Uterus : Cambridge Reviews in Human Reproduction - T. Chard

The Uterus

Cambridge Reviews in Human Reproduction

By: T. Chard (Editor), J. G. Grudzinskas (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521424530
Number Of Pages: 400

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This important new volume provides a wide-ranging and authoritative account of the uterus and its physiological role in fertility, normal pregnancy and delivery. Acknowledged authorities from around the world discuss a wealth of material including cell and developmental biology, structure, function, anatomy and endocrinology, and clinically important issues such as the cervix during pregnancy, measurement of uterine contractions and initiation of labor. It will prove of particular value to obstetricians and gynecologists involved in the management of women with pre-term labor, as well as those concerned with the development of new procedures for the prevention or amelioration of this condition.

Concepts of the uterus: a historical perspective
Anatomy of the human uterus
Development of the human uterus and relevance to the adult condition
Structure and function of uterine muscle
Cell biology of the endometrium: histology, cell types and menstrual changes
Products of endometrial differentiation
Electrophysiology of the human myometrium
Hormonal control of myometrial function
Neurotransmitters in the myometrium
Prostaglandins and uterine activity
Relaxin
Oxytocin in human parturition
The cervix during pregnancy
Initiation of labour: uterine and cervical changes, endocrine changes
Measurement of uterine contractions
Uterine activity in labour
Index
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ISBN: 9780521424530
ISBN-10: 0521424534
Series: Cambridge Reviews in Human Reproduction
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 16th January 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.74 x 17.48  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.77

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