Computational physiology of uterine smooth muscle.

Dunford, Joseph R, Lutton, E Josiah, Atia, Jolene, Blanks, Andrew M and van den Berg, Hugo A (2019) Computational physiology of uterine smooth muscle. Science progress, 102 (2). pp. 103-126. ISSN 2047-7163.

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Pregnancy can be accompanied by serious health risks to mother and child, such as pre-eclampsia, premature birth and postpartum haemorrhage. Understanding of the normal physiology of uterine function is essential to an improved management of such risks. Here we focus on the physiology of the smooth muscle fibres which make up the bulk of the uterine wall and which generate the forceful contractions that accompany parturition. We survey computational methods that integrate mathematical modelling with data analysis and thereby aid the discovery of new therapeutic targets that, according to clinical needs, can be manipulated to either stop contractions or cause the uterine wall muscle to become active.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QA Mathematics. Computing
QT Human physiology
W Public health. Health statistics. Occupational health. Health education
WQ Obstetrics. Midwifery
Divisions: Womens and Childrens > Neonates
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 11:05
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 11:05

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