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de·cid·u·a

 (dĭ-sĭj′o͞o-ə)
n. pl. de·cid·u·as or de·cid·u·ae (-o͞o-ē′)
A mucous membrane lining the uterus, modified during pregnancy and shed at parturition or during menstruation.

[New Latin (membrāna) dēcidua, (membrane) that falls off, from Latin dēciduus, falling off; see deciduous.]

de·cid′u·al adj.

decidua

(dɪˈsɪdjʊə)
n, pl -ciduas or -ciduae (-ˈsɪdjʊˌiː)
(Zoology) the specialized mucous membrane that lines the uterus of some mammals during pregnancy: is shed, with the placenta, at parturition
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin dēciduus falling down; see deciduous]
deˈcidual, deˈciduate adj

de•cid•u•a

(dɪˈsɪdʒ u ə)

n., pl. -cid•u•as, -cid•u•ae (-ˈsɪdʒ uˌi)
the endometrium of a pregnant uterus, cast off at parturition.
[1775–85; < New Latin < Latin dēciduus falling; see deciduous]
de•cid′u•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decidua - the epithelial tissue of the endometriumdecidua - the epithelial tissue of the endometrium
epithelial tissue, epithelium - membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
endometrium - (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
Translations

de·cid·u·a

n. decidua, tejido membranoso formado por la mucosa uterina durante la gestación y expulsado después del parto.
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Increased contents of phospholipids, cholesterol, and lipid peroxides in decidua basalis in women with preeclampsia.
It is possible to observe more marking (brown staining) of bradykinin in healthy placentas, in the region of the decidua basalis, 86 (85.
Uterine natural killer cells: supervisors of vasculature construction in early decidua basalis.
3] The condition is frequently complicated by invasion of Placental villi beyond decidua basalis causing Placenta accreta or increta.
The Alabama Preterm Birth Study: diffuse decidual leukocytoclastic necrosis of the decidua basalis, a placental lesion associated with preeclampsia, indicated preterm birth and decreased fetal growth.
The placenta is formed by the interaction of decidua basalis of the endometrium and chorionic villi of the fetus atimplanation site at about 8-10 weeks.
It was manifested by a dramatic increase in the lumen of the decidua basalis vessels, uneven plethora, and thickening of blood vessels walls.