A study on the effect of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate on so-called cervical ripening.

Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHAS) is now used for a dynamic test of placental function by many obstetricians. While practicing this test, the authors found that DHAS markedly promoted so-called "cervical ripening". To study this problem, DHAS of 50 or 100 mg in multiple doses were injected into 132 Japanese pregnant women in their 38th--42nd week of… CONTINUE READING