uterine contraction

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Noun1.uterine contraction - a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal
contraction, muscle contraction, muscular contraction - (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
childbed, confinement, lying-in, parturiency, travail, labour, labor - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
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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.
Effects of DQSYS on spontaneous uterine contractions were evaluated in this study.
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.
OUTCOMES MEASURED The primary outcome was the ability of uterine contraction frequency (daytime and nighttime) to predict spontaneous preterm delivery.
Also, it increases the frequency and amplitude of uterine contraction directly.
At both of these visits the patient had reactive cardiotocographic changes, uterine contractions were not palpable manually, and urine dipsticks were not indicative of a urinary tract infection.
We also recommended new terminology and nomenclature for the description of uterine contractions.
The labour is defined as the uterine contractions that bring about demonstrable effacement and dilatation of cervix.
Our clinical impression has been that a smaller bolus of 2 u oxytocin followed by a routine infusion, produces adequate uterine contraction with fewer adverse effects than a larger bolus.
The development of home uterine contraction monitoring was initially based on observations that periodic contractions are an important warning sign for patients who are at higher risk of spontaneous preterm labor, [50] but many patients do not detect contractions reliably.