The Relationship Between the Onset of Labor Mechanisms and the Blood Coagulation System

  • Shigenori Suzuki
  • Hitomi Matsuda
  • Wataru Sakamoto
Conference paper


The mechanisms for the onset of labor are still unknown despite much research [1,2]. The various changes occurring during pregnancy and before delivery are sometimes considered physiological and sometimes pathological.


Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Factor Xiii Fibrinolytic System Blood Coagulation Factor Labor Mechanism 
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© Springer Japan 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shigenori Suzuki
    • 1
  • Hitomi Matsuda
    • 1
  • Wataru Sakamoto
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Medical TechnologyHokkaido UniversityKita-ku, Sapporo 060Japan
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry, School of Dental MedicineHokkaido UniversityKita-ku, Sapporo 060Japan

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