Wharton's jelly


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jelly

 [jel´e]
a soft, coherent, resilient substance; generally, a colloidal semisolid mass.
cardiac jelly a gelatinous substance present between the endothelium and myocardium of the embryonic heart that transforms into the connective tissue of the endocardium.
contraceptive jelly a nongreasy jelly containing a spermicide, used in the vagina for prevention of conception.
petroleum jelly petrolatum.
Wharton's jelly the soft, jelly-like intracellular substance of the umbilical cord.

Wharton's jelly

[wôr′tənz]
Etymology: Thomas Wharton, English anatomist, 1614-1673; L, gelare, to congeal
a gelatinous mesenchymal tissue that remains when the embryonic body stalk blends with the yolk sac within the umbilical cord.

jelly

[L. gelare, to freeze]
A thick, semisolid, gelatinous mass.

contraceptive jelly

Water-soluble gel introduced into the vagina for the prevention of conception. It serves as a vehicle for spermicides.
See: contraceptive

mineral jelly

Petrolatum.

petroleum jelly

Petrolatum.

vaginal jelly

Water-soluble gel introduced into the vagina for therapeutic or contraceptive purposes.

Wharton's jelly

See: Wharton's jelly

Wharton's jelly

the soft, jelly-like intercellular substance of the umbilical cord; rich in hyaluronic acid.
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Other investigators have seen the presence of the vessels as a complication, and discarded [the vessels] before recovering the remaining Wharton's Jelly.
The researchers suggest that Wharton's jelly might be a reservoir of the primitive stem calls that form soon after the egg is fertilized.
The Wharton's jelly cells successfully grew over the course of a year, and the researchers found that the cells changed into neurons, which is a primary indication they can be used in treating diseases, the Collegian reported.
The paucity of Wharton's jelly at the torsion sites was further illustrated by pale staining with Alcian blue, pH 2.
In six of the cases of marked funisitis, acute and chronic inflammatory infiltrates were observed in one or more vessels and in the Wharton's jelly (Figure 1); all these cords were positive for T.
presents an ethical alternative to embryonic stem cells, as the company is the exclusive licensee of technology developed by KSU, which allows for the collection of the matrix stem cells from the Wharton's jelly which is within the human umbilical cord.