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  • n. A naturally-occurring prostaglandin, PGE2, with important effects in labour (softening the cervix and causing uterine contraction), sometimes used as an abortifacient.


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  • One type of synthetic prostaglandin is prostaglandin E2 or dinoprostone, which comes in a gel Prepidil that’s placed next to the cervix to speed up ripening.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn


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