What is parturition?

Some articles on parturition:

Albert R. Shadle - Published Works - Journal of Mammalogy (ISSN 0022-2372)
1957 Sizes of Beaver Chips Cut from Aspen 1956 Parturition in a Skunk, Mephitis mephitis hudsonica 1955 Removal of Foreign Quills by Porcupines 1955 Pelage of the Porcupine, Erethizon ... of Domestic Rabbits 1930 An Unusual Case of Parturition in a Beaver ...
Ringetsu
... Month of Parturition (臨月, Ringetsu?) is the eighth studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima, released in March 1981 ... Month of Parturition topped the Japanese albums chart for two weeks, and marked the number-six on the country's year-end chart of 1981 ... a follow-up Kansuigyo released in the following year, Month of Parturition has been one of her best-selling non-compilation albums to date, selling over ...
Corticotropin-releasing Hormone - Role in Parturition
... and current theory suggests three roles of CRH in parturition Increases levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) directly by action on the fetal adrenal gland, and indirectly via the mother's pituitary gland ... Prior to parturition it may have a role inhibiting contractions, through increasing cAMP levels in the myometrium ... Its release is stimultated by glucocorticoids and catecholamines, which increase prior to parturition lifting this progesterone block ...
Neonatal Isoerythrolysis
... In cats, the antibodies are already present in the queen's blood before parturition ... are formed when there is mixing of maternal and fetal blood, normally during parturition, leaving only subsequent foals at risk ... Blood typing can be performed before breeding and parturition to determine if this will be a problem ...
20alpha-hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase
... the corpus luteum of pregnancy, 24 hrs prior to parturition ovarian 20alpha-HSD activity is acutely stimulated ... results in a delay of 2–4 days in parturition ... of 20alpha-HSD activity is mandatory for the induction of parturition through reduction of progesterone blood concentration.In mice, 20alpha-HSD is also ...