Uterine and placental expression of canine oxytocin receptor during pregnancy and normal and induced parturition.

Abstract

Oxytocin (OT) plays an important role as an inducer of uterine contractility, acting together with its receptor (OTR) to increase synthesis of prostaglandins. Although OT is commonly used in the treatment for dystocia and uterine inertia in the bitch, little attention has been paid to the role of OT in mechanisms regulating parturition in the dog, so that… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/rda.12295

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