Inflammatory pathways in the mechanism of parturition
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth
Norman, J. E.
Nelson, S. M.
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Increasing evidence suggests that parturition is an inflammatory process. In this brief overview, inflammatory events occurring in association with parturition, and the mechanism by which they may contribute to labour and delivery will be discussed. Mention will be made of how this information may be of use in regulating the timing and the onset of parturition.