Nitric oxide and its role during pregnancy: from ovulation to delivery.

Abstract

Nitric oxide (NO) is a major paracrine mediator and important regulatory agent in various female reproductive processes, such as ovulation, implantation, pregnancy maintenance, labor and delivery. Ovulation: Circulating NO-products are increased during follicle development and decreased right after ovulation. INOS-inhibition results in a 50% reduction of… (More)

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