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Biomechanics of the Gravid Human Uterus

  • Roustem N. Miftahof
  • Hong Gil Nam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam
    Pages 1-14
  3. Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam
    Pages 15-27
  4. Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam
    Pages 29-50
  5. Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam
    Pages 51-64
  6. Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam
    Pages 65-83
  7. Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam
    Pages 85-96
  8. Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam
    Pages 97-116
  9. Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam
    Pages 117-128
  10. Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam
    Pages 129-154
  11. Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam
    Pages 155-162
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 163-179

About this book

Introduction

The complexity of human uterine function and regulation is one of the great wonders of nature and represents a daunting challenge to unravel. This book is dedicated to the biomechanical modeling of the gravid human uterus and gives an example of the application of the mechanics of solids and the theory of soft shells to explore medical problems of labor and delivery. After a brief overview of the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the uterus, the authors focus mainly on electromechanical wave processes, their origin, dynamics, and neuroendocrine and pharmacological modulations. In the last chapter applications, pitfalls and problems related to modeling and computer simulations of the pregnant uterus and pelvic floor structures are discussed. A collection of exercises is added at the end of each chapter to help readers with self-evaluation.

The book serves as an invaluable source of information for researchers, instructors and advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in systems biology, applied mathematics and biomedical engineering.

Keywords

biomechanics gravid human uterus mathematical model myometrium soft biological shell

Authors and affiliations

  • Roustem N. Miftahof
    • 1
  • Hong Gil Nam
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Department of PhysiologyArabian Gulf UniversityManamaBahrain
  2. 2., Plant Systems Bio-Dynamics LaboratoryPohang University of Science and TechnolPohangKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

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