placenta

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disorder of pregnancy in which the placenta prematurely separates from the wall of the uterus abruptio placentae
immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a acquired immunity
placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled from the uterus after the baby is born afterbirth
birth membranes and placenta expelled afterbirth , logia , secundines
introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (as addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution) caenogenesis , cainogenesis , cenogenesis , kainogenesis , kenogenesis
one of the tiny villi that stick out of the fetal chorion and combine with the mother's uterine tissue to form the placenta chorionic villus
(pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition endometrium
mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials eutherian , eutherian mammal , placental , placental mammal
hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity gonadotrophic hormone , gonadotrophin , gonadotropic hormone , gonadotropin
hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test HCG , human chorionic gonadotrophin , human chorionic gonadotropin
impermanent form of acquired immunity in which antibodies against a disease are acquired naturally (as through the placenta to an unborn child) or artificially (as by injection of antiserum) passive immunity
pregnancy in which the placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus (instead of the upper part); can cause bleeding late in pregnancy; delivery by cesarean section may be necessary placenta previa
formation of the placenta in the uterus placentation
arrangement of the ovules in the placenta and of the placentas in the ovary placentation
common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta) pox , syph , syphilis
method of induced abortion; prior to the 14th week of gestation the embryo and placenta are removed by applying suction to the dilated cervix suction curettage , vacuum aspiration
cord from fetus to placenta umbilical cord
tubular structure connecting the fetus with the placenta umbilical cord
baby to placenta, cord linking umbilical cord
vein in the umbilical cord; returns nutrient blood from the placenta to the fetus umbilical vein , vena umbilicalis
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