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Effect of Bradykinin on Uterine Activity

Naturevolume 191page83 (1961) | Download Citation

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IT was reported recently1 that plasma kinin is formed spontaneously in human plasma collected during labour. Tested on the isolated rat uterus, the maximum oxytocic activity was stated to be equivalent to several units of oxytocin per millilitre of plasma. It was suggested that kinin formation may be related to the powerful contractions of the human uterus during parturition.

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  1. Pharmacological Laboratories, Sandoz, Ltd., Basle

    • B. BERDE
  2. Department of Obstetrics and Gynæcology, Cantonal Hospital, St. Gall, Switzerland

    • K. SAAMELI

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