Definition of relaxin in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A hormone secreted by the placenta that causes the cervix to dilate and prepares the uterus for the action of oxytocin during labour.
- In addition, the increase in production of the hormone relaxin (which the body uses to prepare for labor) causes a loosening of the connective tissue around those joints and creates instability.
- In the third trimester your body releases a hormone called relaxin, which loosens the joints to allow for easier passage of the baby.
- The hormone relaxin is released in your system in increased levels during your pregnancy so be more careful to not overload the body with impact (jumping/running) and stretch much more gently.
Definition of relaxin in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Pakistan