Biochemistry and pharmacology of the myometrium and labor: regulation at the cellular and molecular levels.

Abstract

This review presents the essentials of cell biology, biochemistry, and pharmacology of the myometrium and labor, especially as they relate to premature labor. The aim is to explore the neuroendocrine and pharmacologic regulation of myometrial muscle cells in the context of cell membrane function and contractile processes. In the first section, smooth muscle… (More)

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