Nitric oxide in the human uterine cervix: endogenous ripening factor : [review article]

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    The human uterine cervix can produce nitric oxide (NO), a free radical with an ultra-short half-life. The release of NO changes during pregnancy and is increased in early nonviable pregnancies compared to normal uncomplicated pregnancies. This review concentrates on the role of NO release in cervical ripening in pregnant women. Also some suggestions on future aspects are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAnnals of Medicine
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)45.55
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

    Fields of Science

    • 312 Clinical medicine
    • Obstetrics and gynecology

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