[Prolonged pregnancy--prostaglandins as the cause of labor onset].

  • W. Rath
  • Published 1994 in Zeitschrift fur Geburtshilfe und Perinatologie


The causes of prolonged pregnancy are still largely unknown and their investigation requires a detailed observation of potential birth-initiating stimuli on the endocrine and biomolecular level. A large number of clinical and biochemical studies point to the central importance of prostaglandins for the beginning of human birth. The main places of origin of… (More)


  • Presentations referencing similar topics