Female Reproductive Tract Smooth Muscle

  • Eric William Horton
Part of the Monographs on Endocrinology book series (ENDOCRINOLOGY, volume 7)

Abstract

The stimulant action of human semen (0.25–1 ml) on the nonpregnant uterus when introduced into the vagina or uterine lumen was reported by Karlson (1959). Increased motility of the body of the uterus was accompanied by decreased motility of the cervix, pressure measurements being made by a method in which transducers are inserted into the fundus, isthmus and cervix. In the light of subsequent investigations it is almost certain that these effects can be attributed to the presence of prostaglandins in semen.

Keywords

Catheter Prostaglandin PGE1 Oxytocin Urethane 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric William Horton
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  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghGreat Britain

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