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Placenta

Descriptions 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

Summary Information: Placenta

Placenta: Organ connecting fetus to the mother's uterus.

Condition count: 8 ; see list below.

Organ types: Glands (79)

Related organs: umbilical cord (1), fetus (4), uterus (32), cervix (5), reproduction, childbirth

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Placenta: Related Topics

Diseases List for Placenta:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Placenta' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

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