Endocrine regulation of the initiation and maintenance of parturition

Clin Perinatol. 1983 Oct;10(3):709-21.

Abstract

This article examines the research being done and the hypotheses that have been formulated to understand further those processes that act to initiate parturition in women.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone / physiology
  • Amniotic Fluid / metabolism
  • Animals
  • Endocrine Glands / physiology*
  • Estrogens / physiology
  • Extraembryonic Membranes / metabolism
  • Female
  • Fetus / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone / physiology
  • Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System / physiology
  • Labor Onset
  • Labor, Obstetric*
  • Oxytocin / physiology
  • Pituitary-Adrenal System / physiology
  • Placenta / metabolism
  • Pregnancy
  • Prolactin / blood
  • Prostaglandins / physiology

Substances

  • Estrogens
  • Prostaglandins
  • Oxytocin
  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
  • Prolactin
  • Hydrocortisone