Single cause for initiation of labor and toxemia: a hypothesis.

@article{Adamsons1989SingleCF,
  title={Single cause for initiation of labor and toxemia: a hypothesis.},
  author={Karlis Adamsons and Robert C Wallach},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={1989},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={133-7}
}
A hypothesis is presented that states that the decline in oxygen tension (PO2) in the intervillous space causes both toxemia (preeclampsia-eclampsia) and the initiation of labor. The trophoblast is identified as the monitor of the fetal PO2 and as the source of substances that are released into the maternal circulation stimulating the myometrium, the heart… CONTINUE READING