Myometrial electrophysiologic activity and gap junctions in the pregnant rabbit.

@article{Demianczuk1984MyometrialEA,
  title={Myometrial electrophysiologic activity and gap junctions in the pregnant rabbit.},
  author={Nestor N. Demianczuk and Molly E Towell and Robert E. Garfield},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1984},
  volume={149 5},
  pages={485-91}
}
Electromyographic activity of the myometrium, intrauterine pressure, and myometrial gap junctions were examined in rabbits at various stages of pregnancy and during parturition. Electromyographic activity occurred throughout pregnancy and was characterized by electromyographic bursts lasting up to 5 minutes at a frequency of one to four per hour. The gap junction area of plasma membrane showed a significant increase at delivery at a time when electromyographic activity changed to rhythmic… CONTINUE READING