Placental barrier

placental barrier n.
The semipermeable layer of tissue in the placenta that serves as a selective membrane to substances passing from maternal to fetal blood.


Read Also:

  • Placental circulation

    placental circulation n. Circulation of blood through the placenta during intrauterine life, serving fetal needs for aeration, absorption, and excretion.

  • Placental dystocia

    placental dystocia n. The retention or difficult passage of the placenta following delivery.

  • Placental growth hormone

    placental growth hormone n. See human placental lactogen.

  • Placental lobe

    placental lobe n. The unit of the human placenta, incompletely separated by septa, that contains the fetal cotyledon or cotyledons and the surrounding blood-filled intervillous space.

Disclaimer: Placental barrier definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.