The Uterus

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This important new volume provides a wide-ranging and authoritative account of the uterus and its physiological role in fertility, normal pregnancy and delivery. Acknowledged authorities from around the world discuss a wealth of material including cell and developmental biology, structure, function, anatomy and endocrinology, and clinically important issues such as the cervix during pregnancy, measurement of uterine contractions and initiation of labor. It will prove of particular value to obstetricians and gynecologists involved in the management of women with pre-term labor, as well as those concerned with the development of new procedures for the prevention or amelioration of this condition.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521424530
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Cambridge Reviews in Human Reproduction Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Concepts of the uterus: a historical perspective E. M. Ramsey; 2. Anatomy of the human uterus E. M. Ramsey; 3. Development of the human uterus and relevance to the adult condition E. M. Ramsey; 4. Structure and function of uterine muscle R. E. Garfield and C. Yallampalli; 5. Cell biology of the endometrium: histology, cell types and menstrual changes M. A. Warren, T. C. Li and L. D. Klentzeris; 6. Products of endometrial differentiation J. D. Aplin; 7. Electrophysiology of the human myometrium T. Kawarabayashi; 8. Hormonal control of myometrial function S. Batra; 9. Neurotransmitters in the myometrium M. Stjernquist and N.-O. Sjöberg; 10. Prostaglandins and uterine activity J. J. Morrison and S. K. Smith; 11. Relaxin G. D. Bryant-Greenwood; 12. Oxytocin in human parturition T. Chard; 13. The cervix during pregnancy A. A. Calder; 14. Initiation of labour: uterine and cervical changes, endocrine changes J.-C. Schellenberg and G. C. Liggins; 15. Measurement of uterine contractions C. Romanini; 16. Uterine activity in labour S. Arulkumaran; Index.

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