decidua


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Related to decidua: corpus luteum, placenta accreta, decidua capsularis, decidua basalis, decidua vera

decidua

[di′sij·ə·wə]
(medicine)
The endometrium of pregnancy and associated fetal membranes which are cast off at parturition.
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Cells, resembling but still different from peripheral NK cells, were identified in human decidua and were initially designated large granulated lymphocytes.
Infarction is the tissue necrosis due to acute blood and oxygen deprivation either to placental membranes or decidua basalis (laminar necrosis) or villous tissue (villous infarction).
Bacterial lipopolysaccharide-mediated fetal death: production of a newly recognized form of inducible cyclooxygenase (COX-2) in murine decidua in response to lipopolysaccharide.
As a result of these changes, T cells are not able to accumulate inside the decidua and therefore do not attack the fetus and placenta.
Biosynthesis and metabolism of prostaglandins in human fetal membranes and uterine deciduas.
30) The enzyme necessary to make calcitriol in human placenta and decidua increases by several orders of magnitude starting in very early gestation.
The final part of the effort is to perform morphologic, endocrine, and molecular assessments of the villous placenta, trophoblast, conceptus membranes, and maternal decidua.
The younger shore pines in sample plots 13 and 14 on the Narva opencast mine have larger mean height and diameter than those on sample plot 11 but are surpassed by European larch (Larix decidua Mill.
We all know that in pregnancy the uterus is considered as a privileged site due to its decidua and hormone-cytokine backup support along with HLA-G.
4H] mice will be dissected out of the maternal decidua using microsurgical techniques.
And the diminutive wood-and-plaster sculptures He Varies His Ills to Vary His Pleasure, with its buck-toothed bunny, and the informe Decidua, with its dual reference to "deciduous" baby teeth and the uterine membrane shed at childbirth (the decidua), offered ruminations on life, loss, and teeth in the animal kingdom, where utility overrides aesthetic concerns.
Placenta accreta is defined as the abnormal presence of villi attached to the myometrium due to a defect in the decidua basalis.