Potassium channels in the human myometrium

Raheela N. Khan, Balwir Matharoo-Ball, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Michael L J Ashford

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The contractility of the human uterus is under the fine control of a variety of interacting bioactive agents. During labour, the excitability of the uterus is drastically transformed in comparison with the non-labour state and is manifest at the membrane level via the activity of uterine ion channels. This article reviews the contribution of potassium (K +) channels to human uterine excitability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-264
Number of pages10
JournalExperimental Physiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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    Khan, R. N., Matharoo-Ball, B., Arulkumaran, S., & Ashford, M. L. J. (2001). Potassium channels in the human myometrium. Experimental Physiology, 86(2), 255-264. https://doi.org/10.1113/eph8602181