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decidua

[di′sij·ə·wə]
(medicine)
The endometrium of pregnancy and associated fetal membranes which are cast off at parturition.
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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone type II (GnRH-II) agonist regulates the motility of human decidual endometrial stromal cells: possible effect on embryo implantation and pregnancy.
Pregnancy-associated diffuse malignant fibrous mesothelioma of peritoneum: immunohistochemical studies of ectopic decidual reaction and concomitant myofibroblastic and mesothelial proliferations.
Enquanto as unidades residenciais ocupam as porcoes mais elevadas do terreno; os locais de extracao e exploracao de recursos concentram-se no fundo dos vales, ligadas a um predominio de uma vegetacao de transicao entre a Floresta Ombrofila Mista e a Floresta Estacional Decidual.
The representative forest cover in this region is the Decidual Seasonal Forest, since it has deciduous leaves in periods of restrictive climatic factors such as cold, which can affect more than 50% of forest species from the emerging and the superior canopy (IBGE, 2012).
mRNA level of TGFB1 was significantly higher in decidual tissue compared to chorion in normally progressing pregnancy (p=0.003) (Figure 4A).
Currently, the rationale for using aspirin to prevent preeclampsia lies with its ability to inhibit platelet production of thromboxane and block NF-kB, a protein complex that plays a role in systemic and /or decidual inflammation.
Human decidual natural killer cells express the receptor for and respond to the cytokine interleukin 15.
The maternal decidua, in which the decidual defect is a major contributing factor to PP formation, have a role in the expression of angiogenic growth factors (VEGF and PlGF).
Uterine decidual cells have depressed NK cytotoxicity [3-5].