"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.
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).
- Placentoma, Normal
- Normal Placentoma
- Normal Placentomas
- Placentomas, Normal
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Placenta".
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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Placenta" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Placenta" was a major or minor topic of these publication.