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December 12, 1977

Biology of the Uterus

Author Affiliations

Harbor General Hospital Torrance, Calif

JAMA. 1977;238(24):2642. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280250068035

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Although this book is listed as the second edition of a book published in 1967 under the title Cellular Biology of the Uterus, it is essentially an entirely new work. Seventeen chapters have been contributed by 22 authors, all of whom are leaders in their fields.

As the title suggests, the book is devoted to the basic biological aspects of the uterus—embryology, histology, biochemistry. However, these disciplines are effectively focused so as to be of both basic science and clinical interest. Chapter titles include "History," "Comparative Anatomy," "Prenatal Human Development," "Vascular Anatomy," "Vascular Physiology," "Genetic, Biochemical, and Hormonal Mechanisms in the Regulation of Uterine Metabolism," "Estrogens, Nucleic Acids, and Protein Synthesis in Uterine Metabolism," "The Endometrium of Delayed and Early Implantation," "The Implantation Reaction," "Scanning Electron Microscopy of the Endometrium," "Histology and Ultrastructure of the Human Endometrium," "Biochemistry of the Myometrium," "Electrophysiological Properties of the Uterine Smooth Muscle," "The Contractile