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  • n. The smooth muscle forming the wall of the uterus.

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  • n. The muscular tissue of the uterus.

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  • n. the smooth muscle forming the wall of the uterus


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From myo- + -metrium.


  • This contains a layer known as the myometrium which contains bundles of non-striated

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  • The thick layers is the myometrium, which is a muscle layer made of smooth muscle, which also support a lot of blood flow.

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  • DiI-labeled nerve fibers occurred near uterine horn and uterine cervical blood vessels, in the myometrium, and in paracervical ganglia.

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  • The muscles of the inner wall of the myometrium are circular, whereas the muscles on the outer wall are longitudinal.

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  • These act on the myometrium to produce a contraction by initiating the release of contraction associated proteins (CAP's) which: increasing gap junctions between cells to increase the effectiveness of the synctium and increase the likelihood that an action potential will occur increasing ion channels for calcium to increase the effect of an action potential increasing oxytocin and prostaglandin receptors to enhance the above two effects

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  • Infusion of EnPEC was only associated with bacterial invasion of the endometrium and myometrium.

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  • − The uterus is comprised of 3 layers: perimetrium: outer lining - really just an extension of the peritoneum, myometrium: muscle layers.

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  • Adenomyosis is a benign gynecologic growth characterised by the presence of ectopic endometrial glands and stroma in the myometrium and hyperplasia (excessive cell reproduction) of adjacent smooth muscles.

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  • Marsh E, Lin Z, Yin P, Milad M, Chakravarti D, et al. (2008) Differential expression of microRNA species in human uterine leiomyoma versus normal myometrium.

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  • PCs are a newly identified mammalian cell type present in very low quantities in a variety of different organs, including the kidney, liver, pancreas, lymph nodes, myometrium, bone marrow and blood.

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