Initiation of Human Parturition
Several thorough reviews of human parturition, each emphasising a particular viewpoint, have been published recently (Fuchs and Fuchs 1984; Liggins 1984; Thor-burn 1985; Casey and MacDonald 1986) and it is not the present intention to attempt a further comprehensive review. Rather, consideration will be given to new developments that may bring together seemingly unrelated previous observations into a coherent hypothesis.
KeywordsLipase Cortisol Histamine Prostaglandin Glucocorticoid
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