Is oxytocin involved in parturition?

Sellers, S. M., Hodgson, H. T., Mountford, L. A., Mitchell, M. D., Anderson, A. B. M. and Turnbull, A. C. (1981) Is oxytocin involved in parturition?. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 88 7: 725-729. doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1981.tb01273.x

Author Sellers, S. M.
Hodgson, H. T.
Mountford, L. A.
Mitchell, M. D.
Anderson, A. B. M.
Turnbull, A. C.
Title Is oxytocin involved in parturition?
Journal name British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-5456
Publication date 1981-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1981.tb01273.x
Volume 88
Issue 7
Start page 725
End page 729
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract Peripheral plasma levels of oxytocin were determined in women during pregnancy and labour. There was a significant increase in maternal plasma oxytocin with advancing gestation but no significant change in levels at any stage of labour. Oxytocin concentrations in umbilical cord plasma were measured after spontaneous vaginal delivery and at elective caesarean section. A significant arteriovenous difference, with higher arterial levels, was found in both groups and the values after labour were significantly higher than at elective caesarean section. These findings suggest that the fetus is able to produce oxytocin which may play a role in human parturition.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
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