The cervical mucus plug: Structured review of the literature

@article{Becher2009TheCM,
  title={The cervical mucus plug: Structured review of the literature},
  author={N. Becher and KRISTINA ADAMS Waldorf and M. Hein and N. Uldbjerg},
  journal={Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={88}
}
  • N. Becher, KRISTINA ADAMS Waldorf, +1 author N. Uldbjerg
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
  • The cervical mucus plug is a large, complex structure within the cervical canal that is shed shortly before or during labor. We propose that the cervical mucus plug fulfills critical ‘gate‐keeper’ functions based on its physical and immunologic properties, which help prevent ascending infection and preterm labor. The viscoelastic properties of the cervical mucus plug are determined by mucins (large glycoproteins), which can inhibit viral replication and exclude larger molecules and bacteria by… CONTINUE READING
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