intervillous spaces


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intervillous spaces

[¦in·tər′vil·əs ′spās·əz]
(histology)
Spaces in the placenta which communicate with the maternal blood vessels.
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Accumulation of infected erythrocytes in placental intervillous spaces characterizes malaria during pregnancy (3).
The pathogenesis of PE, although poorly understood, has been associated with apoptotic change of the villous trophoblasts (11), possibly secondary to inadequate oxygenation of blood within the intervillous spaces (10).
Within the intervillous spaces, many of the maternal red blood cells were sickle shaped (Figures 1 and 2).