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Placenta MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Placenta
Tree Number(s)
A16.710
Unique ID
D010920
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010920
Annotation
mammals only; /‌blood supply: consider PLACENTAL CIRCULATION; placental serum or placental blood = PLACENTA + BLOOD
Scope Note
A highly vascularized mammalian fetal-maternal organ and major site of transport of oxygen, nutrients, and fetal waste products. It includes a fetal portion (CHORIONIC VILLI) derived from TROPHOBLASTS and a maternal portion (DECIDUA) derived from the uterine ENDOMETRIUM. The placenta produces an array of steroid, protein and peptide hormones (PLACENTAL HORMONES).
Entry Term(s)
Placentoma, Normal
Placentome
NLM Classification #
WQ 212
See Also
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Placental Circulation
Entry Combination
growth & development:Placentation
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Placenta Preferred
Placentoma, Normal Related
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