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Effects of Adrenoceptor-Stimulating Drugs on the Myometrium and Cardiovascular System in Nonpregnant Women

  • J. Rodrigo Cifuentes
  • Rubén Belitzky
  • J. Carlos Cuadro
  • Rafael Rios
  • Roberto Caldeyro-Barcia
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 4)

Abstract

There are few publications on the effects of adrenergic drugs on the contractility of the nonpregnant human uterus recorded in situ (Coutinho, 1970; Garret, 1955; Landesman et al., 1968; Wansbrough et al., 1967). Up to the present, little agreement has been reached on their effects. This lack of consensus may be due to the different methods employed to record uterine contractions (Braaksma et al., 1971) and to administer the drugs (route, dose, and speed of injection) (Stolte et al.,1965). The phase of the menstrual cycle during which a study is performed and the spontaneous variations occurring in uterine motility through­out consecutive hours in the same woman have received little attention (Cibils, 1967; Moawad and Bengtsson, 1967). The absence of unified criteria for the quantitative analysis of the records of uterine pressure and the lack of statistical processing of the data have further contributed to the confusion.

Keywords

Menstrual Cycle Peak Pressure Nonpregnant Woman Uterine Contraction Systolic Arterial Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Rodrigo Cifuentes
    • 1
  • Rubén Belitzky
    • 1
  • J. Carlos Cuadro
    • 1
  • Rafael Rios
    • 1
  • Roberto Caldeyro-Barcia
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Latinoamericano de Perinatologia y Desarrollo Humano OPS/OMSMontevideoUruguay

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