Placenta, supernumerary

A succenturiate or accessory placenta.

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  • Placental

    Pertaining to the placenta, the organ joining the mother and fetus during pregnancy.

  • Placental chorioangioma

    A benign vascular (blood vessel) tumor of the placenta. Large chorioangiomas can cause complications, including excess amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios), maternal and fetal clotting problems (coagulopathies), premature delivery, toxemia, fetal heart failure, and hydrops (excess fluid) that affect the fetus.

  • Placental dystocia

    Difficulty in delivering the placenta. A number of techniques may be tried to overcome placental dystocia, including changing position, massage, nursing the newborn baby to induce uterine contractions, and in some cases using medications that induce uterine contractions.

  • Placental growth factor

    A type of vascular endothelial growth factor. Placental growth factor is expressed not only in placental cells but also many nonplacental cells including endothelial cells (that line blood vessels). The gene that encodes placental growth factor is in chromosome region 14q24-q31. Placental growth factor is a molecular marker for inflammation. In patients with acute chest […]

  • Placental stage of labor

    The part of labor that lasts from the birth of the baby until the placenta and fetal membranes are delivered. Also known as third stage of labor.

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