Biology of the Uterus

  • Ralph M. Wynn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Elizabeth M. Ramsey
    Pages 1-18
  3. Harland W. Mossman
    Pages 19-34
  4. Ronan O’Rahilly
    Pages 35-57
  5. Elizabeth M. Ramsey
    Pages 59-76
  6. Edgar L. Makowski
    Pages 77-99
  7. Sheldon J. Segal, William Scher, Samuel S. Koide
    Pages 139-201
  8. Allen C. Enders, Randall L. Given
    Pages 203-243
  9. Colin A. Finn
    Pages 245-308
  10. E. S. E. Hafez, Hans Ludwig
    Pages 309-340
  11. Gabriel Hamoir
    Pages 377-421
  12. Alex Ferenczy
    Pages 545-585
  13. L. L. Anderson
    Pages 587-651
  14. G. D. Thorburn, J. R. G. Challis, J. S. Robinson
    Pages 653-732
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 733-748

About this book


In the decade following the publication of the first edition of Cellular Biology of the Uterus, advances in this field have been so rapid as to require not merely a revision of the earlier text but an essentially new volume. Even the title of the book has been changed, to Biology of the Uterus, to reflect the incorporation of more material based on classical anatomy and physiology. This histological and embryological information provides a necessary, though often lacking, background for the protein chemist and molecular biologist, and a bridge between biochemistry and biophysics, on the one hand, and clinical medicine, on the other. Thus, major practical problems in human reproduction, such as the mode of action of contraceptive agents and the cause of the initiation of labor, may be approached on a firm scientific footing. This text deals primarily with the biology of the uterus itself (comparative and human) rather than with placentation or pregnancy, and as such is a synthesis of data derived from many techniques, conventional and modern. Inasmuch as it is clearly beyond the competence of anyone scientist to prepare such a text on the basis of personal knowledge and experience, the aid of distinguished biologists from this country and abroad was enlisted. All of these authors, acknowledged experts in their respective fields, agreed to extensive revision of their chapters or preparation of entirely new contributions.


Embryo Pet anatomy biochemistry biology chemistry fields medicine metabolism physics physiology placenta protein respiration synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph M. Wynn
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Illinois at the Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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