Mechanical and biochemical properties of human cervical tissue.

  title={Mechanical and biochemical properties of human cervical tissue.},
  author={Kristin M. Myers and Albena Paskaleva and Mulberry House and Simona Socrate},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  volume={4 1},
The mechanical integrity of cervical tissue is crucial for maintaining a healthy gestation. Altered tissue biochemistry can cause drastic changes in the mechanical properties of the cervix and contribute to premature cervical dilation and delivery. We present an investigation of the mechanical and biochemical properties of cervical samples from human hysterectomy specimens. Three clinical cases were investigated: nonpregnant hysterectomy patients with previous vaginal deliveries; nonpregnant… CONTINUE READING
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