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Uptake of 3H-norepinephrine in different segments of the human non-pregnant and pregnant uterus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2920969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tissue specimens from uterine cervix and corpus of non-pregnant and pregnant women were incubated in vitro in the presence of 3H-norepinephrine. The uptake in the cervix exceeded those of the lower and upper segments of the corpus, and this difference was most pronounced at term pregnancy. The neuronal uptake in the cervix constituted approximately 80% of the total uptake and was higher than in isthmus and fundus (50 and 20%, respectively). The results favour the notion that cervical nerves remain functionally intact throughout pregnancy and support previous histochemical studies demonstrating a segmental difference in uterine innervation and a partial denervation of the myometrium at term.
A Norström; I Bryman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; In Vitro; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic and obstetric investigation     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0378-7346     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Obstet. Invest.     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-12     Completed Date:  1989-04-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7900587     Medline TA:  Gynecol Obstet Invest     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Cervix Uteri / innervation,  metabolism
Epinephrine / metabolism*
Pregnancy / metabolism*
Protriptyline / pharmacology
Uterus / innervation,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
438-60-8/Protriptyline; 51-43-4/Epinephrine

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