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Obstetric Labor, Premature

"Obstetric Labor, Premature" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Onset of OBSTETRIC LABOR before term (TERM BIRTH) but usually after the FETUS has become viable. In humans, it occurs sometime during the 29th through 38th week of PREGNANCY. TOCOLYSIS inhibits premature labor and can prevent the BIRTH of premature infants (INFANT, PREMATURE).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Obstetric Labor, Premature" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Obstetric Labor, Premature" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 159 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2004
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