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The effect of an extraluminal transducer on the reproductive capability of the rabbit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1033844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An extraluminally attached microminiature force transducer, designed for reproductive tract contractility measurements, was investigated in terms of its effects on the physiology of the uterotubal junction in the rabbit. The presence or attachment process of the extraluminal force transducer (EFT) did not affect the rate of pregnancy or the number of embryonic implantation sites whether the attached device was silicone rubber or polyethylene-encased. The uterotubal junction was able to retain the blastocyst for the required time after mating, while an examination of postembryonic mortality revealed a rate of one resorption in some experimental groups. The gestation period was unaffected by the EFT, ranging from 30 to 40 days with a mode of 32, while histologic examinations revealed formation of a thin fibroblastic layer, some increased vascularity, and no abnormal leukocytic accumulation.
E Fromm; C R Garcia; D C Jeutter; A Anid; S Epstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0015-0282     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  1976 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-02-16     Completed Date:  1977-02-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1459-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Embryo Loss / etiology
Foreign Bodies
Muscle Contraction
Muscle, Smooth / physiology
Oviducts / pathology,  physiology
Uterine Contraction
Uterus / pathology,  physiology*

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