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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The frequency of uterine contractions has noted as number of uterine contractions per 10 minutes by placing a hand over mother's abdomen and noting the degree of hardening of uterus.
Haemodynamic changes after caesarean deliveries have several potential reasons, including removal of aorto-caval compression, autotransfusion from uterine contraction, blood loss and use of vasopressors11.
The advanced medical equipment helps to record the fetal heartbeat and the uterine contractions during pregnancy.
On examination, she had good uterine contractions, a cephalic presentation, the fetal heart rate was 128/min, the cervical dilatation was 4 cm, the membranes were absent, a 34-week uterine size, good uterine contractions and Bandl's ring present.
Sesame oil warms the body, aids in uterine contraction, and prevents constipation.
1992 GA, gestational age; R, removal of amniotic fluid; UC, uterine contraction; baseline (a), baseline pressure not related to amnioreduction.
(7) Thus, the frequency and force of uterine contractions play a vital role in fertilization.
In obstetrics, cardiotocography (CTG) is a method of recording the fetal heart rate (FHR) and the uterine contractions (UC) during pregnancy.
Moreover the occurrence of a uterine contraction may also induce movement artifacts due to abdominal deformation, due to forced respiration patterns, or due to pain.
Wang, "Effects of adlay hull extracts on uterine contraction and [Ca.sup.2+] mobilization in the rat," American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Results: PG significantly inhibited the uterine contraction of the primary dysmenorrhea rat model (p < 0.05), and was significantly different than single-agent therapy (p < 0.05).
The study stated at active phase of labour (3 cm cervical dilatation) with effective uterine contraction (3 Cont lasting for 40 to 50 sec in 10 minutes).