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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