Signals for parturition originate from

A) oxytocin released from maternal pituitary

B) both placenta as well as fully developed foetus

C) fully developed foetus only

D) placenta only

Answer: B) both placenta as well as fully developed foetus

Explanation: Parturition is the process of childbirth. Parturition is induced by neuroendocrine signals. Signals for parturition originate from both placenta as well as the fully developed foetus. It is called foetal ejection reflex, i.e. mild uterine contractions. This stimulates the posterior pituitary to release oxytocin, which induces uterine contractions.

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