First Published in 1986, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide to the uterus and how it’s affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for students of medicine, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
1. Introduction. 2. Structural, Biochemical, and Pharmacological Aspects of the Uterine Autonomic Innervation and Its Remodeling During Pregnancy. 3. Regulation of Uterine Blood Flow. 4. Steroid Receptors in the Pregnant Uterus. 5. Endocrine Modulation of Myometrial Response. 6. Ultrastructure of the Myometrium and the Role of Gap Junctions in Myometrial Function. 7. Role of Cellular Membranes in Calcium-Mobilization of Uterine Smooth Muscle. 8. Cellular Regulation of Myometrial Contractility and Essentials of Tocolytic. 9. Current Concepts of Implantation and Decidualization. 10. Initiation of Labor in Women. 11. The Role of Oxytocin in Parturition. 12. The Physiology of β-Adrenergic Agonists: Material and Fetal Aspects. 13. Effects of Calcium Channel Antagonists on the Myometrium. 14. The Role of Relaxin in Uterine Function. 15. Ultrastructure of the Uterine Cervix. 16. Biochemical Basis of Cervical Maturation. 17. Endocrine Regulation of Cervical Functions During Pregnancy and Labor. 18. The Relationship Between Myometrial Contractility and Cervical Maturation in Pregnancy and Labor. Index.
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