Development and Anatomy of the Human Placenta

Roxane Rampersad, Mila Cervar-Zivkovic, D. Michael Nelson

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16 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Placenta
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Development to Disease
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781444333664
StatePublished - Mar 21 2011


  • Blastocyst trophectoderm - origin of trophoblastic cell lineages
  • Human placenta - development and anatomy
  • Human placenta, interfacing with mother and fetus - preventing immune rejection
  • Human placental structure and function - understanding normal and abnormal pregnancies
  • Multiple locations in placenta - fibrinoid deposits, villous tree in basal plate
  • Placenta, merger of chorion and allantois - in early pregnancy, or "afterbirth"
  • Placental development - from implantation through first trimester
  • Placental development, physiology, and immunology
  • Villous tree, branching villous tree - intermediate villi giving rise to terminal villi

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