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Contraction

In a business cycle, the time between the peak and the bottom. That is, a contraction occurs between the end of economic growth and the end of the subsequent recession. Contractions are characterized by layoffs, a decline in GDP, and other negative factors. However, historically, contractions have tended not to last as long as expansions.
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The effect of DQSYS on propranolol ([beta]-adrenergic receptor antagonist)-induced uterine contractions is shown in Fig.
8 mg/ml) reduced uterine contractions induced by KCl (60 mM) and oxytocin (10 mU/ml) significantly and in a dose-dependent manner.
The most prominent and significant effect of these PCB mixtures on uterine contraction was to increase the frequency of oscillatory contractions.
Thus, review of the fetal monitor strip should focus on the heart rate during uterine contractions.
Many women from diseases caused by lack of exercise of diseases such as vaginal bleeding, pain in the abdomen and chest, vagina discharge, sudden swelling of the hands, feet or face, severe and persistent headache, dizziness, or drowsiness; dramatic reduction fetal activity, despite the painful and red legs, severe pain in the pelvic area and hips, pain or burning during urination, nausea, or vomiting lasting, uterine contractions, palpitations and rapid breathing are suffering.
In women, it helps to spark uterine contractions that move the sperm towards the ovaries.
Returning a verdict of medical misadventure, Dr Brian Farrell said the principal risk factors were the pre-existing scar and the misoprostol which caused the uterine contractions.
It's stimulation of the birth canal, stimulation of the cervix, the vagina and the clitoris and uterine contractions," Komisaruk told LiveScience.
These devices also monitor any uterine contractions, vital signs and also the gases in the mother's blood as well as another device to check the gas level in the blood of the fetus during birth if needed.
Currently used interventional therapies to suppress (tocolytic agents) or to induce (uterotonic agents) uterine contractions lack potency and/or selectivity and can have harmful side effects for mother and baby.
Heat stress has been linked in earlier studies to induction of uterine contractions, increased secretion of the childbirth-related hormones oxytocin and prostaglandin F (2[alpha]), and increased levels of heat-shock protein 70 (which has been linked to preterm delivery).