Contraction

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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 highest dose of both extracts had the highest antispasmodic effect on uterine contractions.
01 U/ml oxytocin-induced calcium release from smooth muscle in a solution without calcium on uterine contractions is shown in Fig.
This is consistent with the findings of our previous study with individual congeners, in which 2,2',4,4',5,5'-CB exhibited no acute activity, and the more lightly chlorinated 2,4,6-CB elicited stronger stimulation of uterine contraction frequency compared with 2,2,4',4'-CB (28).
Case-control studies have noted that patients who were diagnosed as having preterm labor had a greater frequency of uterine contractions, menstrual-like cramps, backache, and increased vaginal discharged preceding preterm labor.
Acetylcholine increased the force of spontaneous uterine contractions in a concentration-dependent manner (0.
Therefore, the higher cortisol levels may reflect the longer exposure to stress from uterine contractions during the second stage of the vacuum-assisted delivery group.
models of uterine contraction in vitro and in vivo were selected to study and evaluate the effects of YHP and its main components (THP and IMP) on PD.
Uterine contractions & cervical dilatation were not interfered by ketamine.
As labor progresses towards the active phase, uterine contractions became longer and harder and the pain intensifies.
Pain is a common problem during medical abortion, which occurs with uterine contraction in response to misoprostol.
Uterine contraction, like all smooth-muscle contraction, primarily is an electromechanical event.
Hawes' pregnancy and arranged for home uterine contraction monitoring.