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Birth - BIOL 102

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onset of labor
_________ is triggered by the fetus and/or the placenta (CRH) Crotiocotropin-releasing hormone
dilation and effacement
______ and ______ are the longest stages of labour
oxytocin and endorphins
_____ and_____ are released during labor
epidural
an ______ blocks endorphins; inhibits normal chain of events
pitocin
_____ assists uterus to contract
amniotomy
artificial rupture of membranes (labor is artificially started)
Fetal Heart Rate
FHR
120-60
___ - ___ bpm is a normal FHR
episiotomy
a cut made to enlarge the vaginal opening