The human fetal adrenal gland, corticotropin-releasing hormone, and parturition

Victor E. Beshay, Bruce R. Carr, William E. Rainey

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Abstract

Labor initiation is a complex process that remains to be fully elucidated. An area of active research involves the study of the different mechanisms that may lead to successful signaling for parturition. This review focuses on the fetal-derived signals that lead to the initiation of labor. These signals may also play a role in preterm labor when activated prematurely. Studying these signals may prove important in the prediction, diagnosis, and possible intervention in preterm labor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Reproductive Medicine
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Adrenal
  • Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH)
  • Labor initiation
  • Parturition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Physiology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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The human fetal adrenal gland, corticotropin-releasing hormone, and parturition. / Beshay, Victor E.; Carr, Bruce R.; Rainey, William E.

In: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 14-20.

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