Aging of the placenta.

  title={Aging of the placenta.},
  author={Heli Fox},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  volume={77 3},
  • Heli Fox
  • Published 1997 in
    Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and…
Introduction It is widely believed that during the relatively short duration of a normal pregnancy the placenta progressively ages and is, at term, on the verge of a decline into morphological and physiological senescence. This belief is based on the apparent convergence of clinical, structural, and functional data, all of which have been taken, rather uncritically, as supporting this concept of the placenta as an aging organ with, all too often, no distinction being made between time related… CONTINUE READING
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