cytotrophoblast


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cytotrophoblast

 [si″to-trof´o-blast]
the cellular (inner) layer of the trophoblast.

cy·to·tro·pho·blast

(sī'tō-trof'ō-blast),
The inner cellular layer of the trophoblast of a blastocyst.
Synonym(s): Langhans layer

cytotrophoblast

/cy·to·tro·pho·blast/ (-tro´fo-blast) the cellular (inner) layer of the trophoblast.cytotrophoblas´tic

cytotrophoblast

[sī′tōtrof′əblast′]
Etymology: Gk, kytos + trophe, nutrition, blastos, germ
the inner layer of cells of the trophoblast of the early mammalian embryo that gives rise to the outer surface and villi of the chorion. Also called Langhans' layer. Compare syncytiotrophoblast. cytotrophoblastic, adj.

cy·to·tro·pho·blast

(sī'tō-trō'fō-blast)
The inner cellular layer of the trophoblast.

Langhans,

Theodor, German pathologist, 1839-1915.
Langhans cells - multinucleated giant cells seen in tuberculosis and other granulomas. Synonym(s): cytotrophoblastic cells; Langhans-type giant cells
Langhans layer - the inner layer of the trophoblast. Synonym(s): cytotrophoblast
Langhans stria - fibrinoid that accumulates on the chorionic plate between the bases of placental villi during the first half of pregnancy.
Langhans-type giant cells - Synonym(s): Langhans cells

cytotrophoblast

the cellular (inner) layer of the trophoblast.
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Taking the general cells activation regulating mechanism into consideration one might assume that functional reduction and probable death of cytotrophoblast is provided by the high cytotoxic activity of natural killers, that is one of the missed abortion nosotropic links.
Its etiology, is unknown nowadays despite the existing theories, being the most accepted the theory about the superficial invasion of the cytotrophoblast in the blood vessel spirals during the placenta formation, giving as a result the preservation of the elastic muscle fibers in the artery and its capacity to respond to different vasoconstrictive agents, anon existing situation in normal pregnancy.
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