"Cervical Ripening" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A change in the CERVIX UTERI with respect to its readiness to relax. The cervix normally becomes softer, more flexible, more distensible, and shorter in the final weeks of PREGNANCY. These cervical changes can also be chemically induced (LABOR, INDUCED).
- Cervical Ripening
- Cervical Ripenings
- Ripening, Cervical
- Ripenings, Cervical
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Cervical Ripening" by people in Profiles.
Ultrasonic attenuation estimation of the pregnant cervix: a preliminary report. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Aug; 36(2):218-25.
Treatment with an inhibitor of catechol-O-methyltransferase activity reduces preterm birth and impedes cervical resistance to stretch in pregnant rats. Reproduction. 2007 Dec; 134(6):831-9.
Signaling via the type I IL-1 and TNF receptors is necessary for bacterially induced preterm labor in a murine model. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 May; 194(5):1334-40.
Misoprostol compared with laminaria before early second-trimester surgical abortion: a randomized trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Aug; 106(2):234-41.