Definition of Contraction, uterine

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Contraction, uterine: The tightening and shortening of the uterine muscles. During labor, contractions cause the cervix to thin and dilate, and they aid the baby in its entry into the birth canal and then its progress through the birth canal.

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