Effect of a Vasopressin Analogue on Myometrial Activity in Nonpregnant Women

  • Lars Philip Bengtsson
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 4)


Every muscle must work; otherwise, it atrophies and disappears. Thus even before studying the uterine activity we know that the myometrium of the nonpregnant woman contracts. However, many unanswered questions still exist: what is the activity pattern, how is it controlled, and, finally, does the activity play physiological and pathological roles in the reproductive cycle?


Nonpregnant Woman Normal Cycle Normal Menstrual Cycle Uterine Activity Intranasal Application 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars Philip Bengtsson
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  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of LundLundSweden

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