decidua

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Related to decidua basalis: decidua parietalis, decidua capsularis

decidua

[di′sij·ə·wə]
(medicine)
The endometrium of pregnancy and associated fetal membranes which are cast off at parturition.
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The Alabama preterm birth study: diffuse leukocytoclastic necrosis of the decidua basalis, a placental lesion associated with preeclampsia, indicated preterm birth and decreased fetal growth.
36) Both LN and MCP showed even stronger statistical associations with other placental hypoxic lesions than with maternal and fetal status and were particularly associated with decidual arteriolopathy, multinucleated giant cells in decidua basalis, and excessive amount of extravillous trophoblasts in the placental disc (Table 2), just as they are associated with increased amount of migratory trophoblasts in the membranes themselves.