decidua


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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Despues de la union del epitelio endometrial al trofoblasto, este altera e invade la decidua hasta el tercio proximal del miometrio.
Pregnancy-associated ectopic decidua (deciduosis) of the greater omentum: an analysis of 60 biopsies with cases of fibrosing deciduosis and leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata.
Expression of oxytocin receptors increase in the decidua and myometrium in the weeks preceding the onset of labour and increase sharply just before labour.
In this regard, the changes in the mRNA level of these genes were investigated in chorion and decidua of women with pregnancy loss in the first trimester compared with normal pregnancy.
It is notable that, IFN[gamma] is not the only pro-inflammatory cytokine in early pregnancy decidua. Expression of other pro-inflammatory cytokines including IL-1, TNF-[alpha], and IL-18 in early pregnancy decidua is up-regulated (46).
"This may reflect not only the greater amount of molar trophoblastic tissue, compared with an abortion, but also the invasiveness of molar trophoblastic cells into the maternal decidua."
MAP is an abnormal adherence of the placenta to the uterine wall owing to absent or faulty decidua basalis2.
The possumhaw holly, Ilex decidua, is valued for its smooth gray bark texture and fruiting habit, but it is too big and perhaps too coarse for the small home garden.
In early pregnancy, extravillous cytotrophoblast cells leave the placental villus and invade the decidua, myometrium and uterine vessels (16).
Marlin R reported on NCR manifestations, such as NKp46, NKp30, NKp44, and NKG2D of CD56+CD3- NK cells in the decidua during the first trimester of pregnancy [9].
Recently, we reported that MSCs isolated from the maternal decidua basalis tissue (DBMSCs) of human term placenta have unique phenotypic characteristics and ability to prevent inflammation associated with inflammatory diseases [1, 15].