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decidua

 [de-sid´u-ah]
a name applied to the endometrium during pregnancy, all of which except for the deepest layer is shed after childbirth; called also decidual or deciduous membranes. adj., adj decid´ual.
basal decidua (decidua basa´lis) that portion lying under the implanted ovum and chorion.
capsular decidua (decidua capsula´ris) that portion directly overlying the implanted ovum and chorion, facing the uterine cavity.
menstrual decidua (decidua menstrua´lis) the hyperemic uterine mucosa shed during menstruation.
parietal decidua (decidua parieta´lis) (true decidua) (decidua ve´ra) the decidua exclusive of the area occupied by the implanted ovum and chorion.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·cid·u·a

(dē-sid'yū-ă),
The endometrium of the uterus in a pregnant woman.
[L. deciduus, falling off]
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decidua

(dĭ-sĭj′o͞o-ə)
n. pl. decid·uas or decid·uae (-o͞o-ē′)
A mucous membrane lining the uterus, modified during pregnancy and shed at parturition or during menstruation.

de·cid′u·al adj.
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decidua

Gynecology Endometrial tissue that has been structurally and functionally transformed by pregnancy; 'decidualization' begins at conception's inception, and is complete by the end of the first month
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de·cid·u·a

(dē-sij'ū-ă)
The endometrium of the pregnant uterus that has undergone changes, under the influence of hormones produced by the ovarian (ovulation) cycle, to prepare it for the implantation and nutrition of the blastocyst; so-called because the membrane is cast off after labor.
Synonym(s): deciduous membrane, membrana decidua.
[L. deciduus, falling off]
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decidua

The thick lining of the womb (endometrium) during pregnancy with its associated membranes that are cast off with the PLACENTA after the birth of the baby.
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decidua

that part of the lining of the uterus of mammals which, after thickening during pregnancy, is shed as AFTERBIRTH at parturition.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Lv, "Decreased expression of matrix metalloproteinase-1 in the maternal umbilical serum, trophoblasts and decidua leads to preeclampsia," Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, vol.
Jamil, Antibacterial potential of Capparis spinosa and Capparis decidua extracts.
En el caso del individuo de BN45, dada la presencia de denticion decidua y permanente, se seleccionaron piezas representativas de ambas fases de desarrollo.
Early ultrastructural changes in RU-486-exposed decidua. Gynecol Obstet Invest.
Anti-Termite efficacy of Capparis decidua and its combinatorial mixtures for the control of Indian white termite Odontotermes obesus (Isoptera: Odontotermitidae) in Indian soil.
EL induces the production of endogenous prostaglandins and thromboxane, probably by provoking a chemical trauma to the fetal membranes and the deciduas, and thus promoting cervical priming and initiating of labor.
Heparin has an anti-inflammatory effect that deciduas from women with recurrent miscarriages show
For each specimen, the maternal deciduas and molar villi on paraffin block were separated using scalpel and a consecutive section stained with Hematoxyline and Eosin (Figure 1).
Sobre a Familia Bixaceae existem muito poucos estudos, sobretudo certamente pela sua pequena variedade morfologica, ja que se divide em apenas dois generos taxonomicos, nos quais esta incluida a especie Cochlospermum vitifolium (Willd.) Spreng., que e tipica de florestas deciduas (CONABIO, 1987).
In addition, the large polyhedral stromal cells of human deciduas were found to express ADAMTS-5 at limited levels during the first trimester, which suggests that ADAMTS-5 is expressed by trophoblasts and that decidual stromal cells cooperate during early placentation.