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Nitric oxide in the human uterine cervix: endogenous ripening factor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18246474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The human uterine cervix can produce nitric oxide (NO), a free radical with an ultra-short half-life. The release of NO changes during pregnancy and is increased in early nonviable pregnancies compared to normal uncomplicated pregnancies. This review concentrates on the role of NO release in cervical ripening in pregnant women. Also some suggestions on future aspects are discussed.
Mervi R H Väisänen-Tommiska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of medicine     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0785-3890     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Med.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-22     Completed Date:  2008-07-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8906388     Medline TA:  Ann Med     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Ripening / drug effects,  physiology*
Cervix Uteri / drug effects,  metabolism,  physiology
Nitric Oxide / biosynthesis,  physiology*
Nitric Oxide Donors / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Nitric Oxide Donors; 10102-43-9/Nitric Oxide

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