fetal membrane


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fe·tal mem·brane

a structure or tissue that develops from the zygote but does not form part of the embryo proper.

fetal membrane

n.
Any of the membranous structures closely associated with or surrounding a developing vertebrate embryo, including the amnion, chorion, allantois, and yolk sac. Also called embryonic membrane.

fe·tal mem·brane

(fē'tăl mem'brān)
A structure (e.g., chorion) or tissue that develops from the zygote but does not form part of the embryo proper.
Synonym(s): embryonic membrane.

fetal membrane

Any of the membranous structures that protect and support the embryo and provide its nutrition, respiration, and excretion. The structures are yolk sac, allantois, amnion, chorion, decidua, and placenta.
See also: membrane
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Moore et al., "Proinflammatory cytokines found in amniotic fluid induce collagen remodeling, apoptosis, and biophysical weakening of cultured human fetal membranes," Biology of Reproduction, vol.
C-section was selected due to the high risk of contamination of fetal membranes with maternal vaginal and intestinal flora during vaginal delivery.
The decidua can be divided into two anatomically different parts; the decidua basalis covers the basal plate of the placenta, while the decidua parietalis lines the fetal membranes. Decidual stromal cells (DSCs) make up the foundation of the connective structures of both decidua basalis and parietalis and have been shown to utilize a specific epigenetic program of gene silencing in order to minimize the attraction of maternal effector T cells in mice [2].
Fetal membrane specimens were taken from another 18 women with preterm PROM but were excluded from the main analysis because these women lacked a chorion laeve.
The fetal membrane is the structure that surrounds the developing fetus.
Fetal membranes, premature rupture; labor, premature; pregnancy complications; gestational age.
It is to elucidate the host defence mechanism and antimicrobial barriers from the vagina through the cervix, fetal membrane and amniotic fluid including the early fetal immunocopetence in the second and third trimester of pregnancy.
(1994) recorded that ergometrine injection upto 12 hrs postpartum in cows reduced Retention of fetal membrane (RFM), reduced incidence of endometritis and improved reproductive efficiency.
Identification of risk factors and peripartum metabollic indicators for retention of fetal membrane in bovine.
The prolapsed mass was inflammed, edematous, lacerated with necrosis of fetal membrane. The animal had rapid and weak pulse and respirations, pale mucus membrane, severe depression, anorexic and restlessness.
The uterine horn prolapsed along with fetal membrane 6-8 hrs after parturition.