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From: A translational approach to studying preterm labour

Figure 2

Schematic diagram to illustrate potential mechanisms by which infection/inflammation could influence uterine smooth muscle culminating in premature labour. Aspects of this model are also relevant to the processes influencing the cervix and fetal membranes. FHPA, fetal hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis; PG, prostaglandins.

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