Role of PGF(2 alpha) and oxytocin in parturition in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Maturation of the fetal pituitary and adrenal glands allows the secretion of cortisol, which in turn leads to an increase in prostaglandin and mesotocin production. The production of prostaglandin and mesotocin results in an increase in uterine contractio

Author C. Veitch, L. Brown, C. Sernia and R. T. Gemmell
Year 2002
Secondary title Reproduction
Volume 123
Number 3
Pages 429-434