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Descriptor English:   Placenta 
Descriptor Spanish:   Placenta 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Placenta 
Synonyms English:   Placentas
Placentoma, Normal
Tree Number:   A16.710
Definition English:   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). 
Indexing Annotation English:   mammals only; /blood supply: consider PLACENTAL CIRCULATION; placental serum or placental blood = PLACENTA + BLOOD
Entry Combination - descr/qualif English:   Placenta/growth & development use Placentation
See Related English:   Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Placental Circulation
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology IM immunology
IN injuries IR innervation
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PA pathology
PH physiology PP physiopathology
RE radiation effects SU surgery
TR transplantation UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   11351 
Unique Identifier:   D010920 

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