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PubMed 11429642


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Title: Potassium channels in the human myometrium.

Authors: R N Khan, B Matharoo-Ball, S Arulkumaran, M L Ashford

Journal, date & volume: Exp. Physiol., 2001 Mar , 86, 255-64

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11429642


Abstract

The contractility of the human uterus is under the fine control of a variety of interacting bioactive agents. During labour, the excitability of the uterus is drastically transformed in comparison with the non-labour state and is manifest at the membrane level via the activity of uterine ion channels. This article reviews the contribution of potassium (K(+)) channels to human uterine excitability. Experimental Physiology (2001) 86.2, 255-264.