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Placenta

Introduction: Placenta

Description of Placenta

Placenta: The organ that nourishes the developing fetus in the uterus.
Source: National Institute of Health

Placenta: the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Placenta: highly vascularized mammalian fetal-maternal organ and major site of transport of oxygen, nutrients, and fetal waste products; it includes a fetal portion, the chorionic villi, and a maternal portion, the decidua; the placenta produces an array of steroid, protein and peptide hormones.
Source: CRISP

Placenta: A highly vascularized mammalian fetal-maternal organ and major site of transport of oxygen, nutrients, and fetal waste products. It includes a fetal portion (CHORIONIC VILLI) derived from TROPHOBLASTS and a maternal portion (DECIDUA) derived from the uterine ENDOMETRIUM. The placenta produces an array of steroid, protein and peptide hormones (PLACENTAL HORMONES).
Source: MeSH 2007

Placenta: Related Topics

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Placenta as an Organ

Placenta (organ): Organ connecting fetus to the mother's uterus...more »

Placenta (organ): See Placenta (organ information).

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Terms associated with Placenta:

Terms Similar to Placenta:

  • Placentoma, Normal
  • Placentome

Source - MeSH 2007

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Placenta:

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Placenta

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Other terms that may be related to Placenta:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Placenta

The following list attempts to classify Placenta into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • vascular structure
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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