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CONTRACTION. An abbreviation; a mode of writing or printing by which some of the letters of a word are omitted. See Abbreviations.

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All experiments were carried out in the afternoon on the day of pro-estrus, for we noted that uterine contractions started only late in the morning of proestrus, when a precipitous fall in estradiol concentration occurs (17).
2: The inhibitory effects on uterine contractions showed a dose-response relationship.
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.
Its use has been studied in parturients with failed epidural analgesia along with systemic opioids with a resultant good maternal anxiolysis, haemodynamic stability and stimulation of uterine contractions.
The most prominent and significant effect of these PCB mixtures on uterine contraction was to increase the frequency of oscillatory contractions.
1,2) many doctors may be cautious about doing so because of concerns about poor uterine contraction and resultant increased bleeding.
Home uterine contraction monitoring has been shown to be successful in reducing preterm birth in high-risk populations, but is limited in that this technology has not been evaluated for low-risk women who account for the majority of idiopathic preterm births.
This is similar to the study reported from Engida Yisma et al [8] where cervical dilation was the most frequently recorded parameter of the progress of labour but differs from that study with respect to uterine contractions which was monitored in almost two thirds (61%) of the partographs reviewed.
Dexamethasone was administered for promoting fetal pulmonary maturation, and magnesium sulfate was administered to restrain uterine contraction.
7) Thus, the frequency and force of uterine contractions play a vital role in fertilization.
Administering vasopressin into the uterus will achieve a high concentration of the hormone, which stimulates both the oxytocin and vasopressin receptors, resulting in uterine contraction, vasoconstriction, and platelet activation.
In several trials Misoprostol was associated with uterine contraction abnormalities17.