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Reducing the Number of Preterm Births and Other Birth Complications

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The Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch (PPB) promotes studies of factors affecting the initiation and completion of labor as well as the physiology, endocrinology, and pharmacology of parturition. Of special concern are the causes and prevention of premature labor, threatened and habitual pregnancy loss, prolonged and dysfunctional labor, and dystocia.

Using a wide range of mechanisms, the PPB supports the following multicenter networks and projects within this topic area:

Last Updated Date: 10/31/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 10/31/2013
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