Pain of Labor and Delivery
Labor and delivery are complex processes resulting in the expulsion of the fetus and placenta from the mother. The cause of the onset of labor is unknown. Factors such as increased prostaglandin production, an increase in oxytocin receptors, and increased myometrial gap junction formation have been postulated as the causes of onset of labor.
KeywordsAnterior Abdominal Wall Labor Pain Cervical Dilatation Sympathetic Chain Oxytocin Receptor
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