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Placenta

"Placenta" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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).


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Placenta" by people in this website by year, and whether "Placenta" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 97 publications over 32 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2013 and 2017
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