Definitions for "Relaxin"
The hormone of late pregnancy.
Hormone that has an effect similar to that of progesterone, relaxing especially the smooth (internal) muscles of the body.
An insulin-like protein with quite different functions. As the name suggests, tissues soften, relax or give-way upon exposure to it. Produced, for example, in the wall of the preovulatory follicle before ovulation, by the decidua to calm the myometrium of the pregnant uterus, and by the corpus luteum and the placenta to soften the ligaments of the pelvis in preparation for labor and childbirth.