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bp0008rdr28 | Placentation/Parturition | REDR2014

Steroidogenesis and the initiation of parturition

Conley Alan J , Reynolds Lawrence P

Overview. One of the most fundamental axioms of mammalian reproduction is that pregnancy requires the support of progesterone without which it cannot be established or maintained. Though this basic physiological tenet was accepted long ago, major gaps in our understanding of the physiology of both pregnancy and parturition remain which hamper our ability to solve clinically and agriculturally significant problems such as low fertility, fetal growth restriction...