Vascular responses in term pregnant and non-pregnant human uterus.

  title={Vascular responses in term pregnant and non-pregnant human uterus.},
  author={Danny Svane and Kristjar Skajaa and Karl-Erik Andersson and Axel Forman},
  volume={12 1},
The effects of pregnancy and placental localization on vascular responses to endogenous vasoconstrictor agents were studied in intramyometrial arteries dissected from myometrial biopsies. The tissues were taken from the lower uterine segment in patients subjected to hysterectomy (n = 8), and in pregnant patients undergoing caesarean section without (n = 8) and with low anterior placental insertion/placenta previa (n = 8). Isometric tension was recorded in vascular ring preparations mounted in… CONTINUE READING