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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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The TrueLabor[TM] device provides a patented wireless solution for accurate monitoring of uterine contractions and fetal heart rate.
Misoprostol (Cytotec) has become a popular means of causing uterine contraction.
models of uterine contraction in vitro and in vivo were selected to study and evaluate the effects of YHP and its main components (THP and IMP) on PD.
A possible explanation for the production of brachial plexus palsy despite an apparently normal delivery could be that the propulsive force generated by spontaneous or provoked uterine contraction prior to or during labor can be enough to disrupt the continuity of the brachial plexus nerve bundles if their resistance or the resistance of the shoulder girdle structures is decreased (Fig.
2][alpha] is the major substance inducing uterine contractions in the human dysmenorrhea.
The potency of various Aroclor mixtures to increase uterine contraction frequency was inversely related to chlorine content, suggesting that this effect was mediated by less heavily chlorinated congeners.
Although the extracts were used for KCl- and oxytocin- induced uterine contraction, however, the comparison of PGE antispasmodic effect on these spasmogens shows that the effects of the extracts on oxytocin-induced contractions is more potent than on KCl-induced contraction.
The purpose of labour induction is achieving childbirth through the stimulation of uterine contractions.
It may happen when the placenta isn't delivered normally during the third stage, or if a woman has a very large fibroid that hinders uterine contraction.
A previous study of six polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners showed that PCBs with four or fewer chlorines and ortho substitution stimulate uterine contraction frequency in vitro, whereas congeners with a greater number of chlorines or non-ortho substitution are inactive in vitro.
In this way, the presence and intensity of a uterine contraction may be measured.
Recurrent variable decelerations should, of course, be evaluated for frequency, depth, and duration; uterine contraction pattern; and other FHR characteristics.