Biology of the Uterus

  • Ralph M. Wynn
  • William P. Jollie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Elizabeth M. Ramsey
    Pages 1-17
  3. Harland W. Mossman
    Pages 19-34
  4. Ronan O’Rahilly
    Pages 35-55
  5. Elizabeth M. Ramsey
    Pages 57-68
  6. Frank C. Greiss Jr., James C. Rose
    Pages 69-87
  7. John D. Aplin
    Pages 89-129
  8. Wendell W. Leavitt
    Pages 131-173
  9. Randall L. Given, Allen C. Enders
    Pages 175-231
  10. Margaret B. Parr, Earl L. Parr
    Pages 233-277
  11. Helen A. Padykula
    Pages 279-288
  12. Ralph M. Wynn
    Pages 289-331
  13. Alex Ferenczy, Christine Bergeron
    Pages 333-353
  14. Gabor Huszar, Michael P. Walsh
    Pages 355-402
  15. W. C. Cole, R. E. Garfield
    Pages 455-504
  16. L. L. Anderson, A. I. Musah
    Pages 505-557
  17. Melvyn S. Soloff
    Pages 559-607
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 609-625

About this book


Almost a quarter of a century has elapsed since Cellular Biology of the Uterus, the predecessor of the present volume, was planned. During that period, especially in the decade since the publication of the last edition of Biology of the Uterus, new information in the field has been so voluminous as to require major revisions of most of the chapters, the addition of several new chapters, and the collaboration of a second editor to facilitate the selection of appropriate experts as authors. As in prior editions, a balance has been struck between classical biology and modem biochemistry and biophysics. The inclusion of basic histological and embryo­ logical information provides a necessary, though often lacking, background for the protein chemist and molecular biologist and a bridge between the cell biologist and clinician. Thus, major practical problems in human reproduction, such as the genesis of endometrial carcinoma and the cause of the initiation of labor, may be approached on a firm scientific footing. The current edition deals primarily with the biology of the uterus itself (comparative and human) rather than placentation or pregnancy and thus is a synthesis of data derived from many techniques, both conventional and modem. 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 22 distinguished scientists was enlisted.


Uterus embryo placenta pregnancy reproduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph M. Wynn
    • 1
    • 2
  • William P. Jollie
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics & GynecologyWayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy & Cell BiologyWayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyMedical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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