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Some of these antibodies prevent folic acid’s passage across the placenta and from the blood to the brain.
Deputies found the placenta buried under about 4 inches of dirt, wrapped in a medical pad.
Premature births can be caused by infection, placenta problems, or genetic problems, but often the cause is not known.
Previous animal studies suggest that both molecules influence placenta development and appetite.
Preimplantation genetic screening, or PGS, entails extracting five to seven cells from the outer part of the embryo—the part that will eventually form the placenta—on day five.
There were also the risks of stroke, high blood pressure spikes, UTIs, gestational diabetes and placenta issues, according to the American Pregnancy Association.
Guo documents performance art in which exhibitionists eat human placentas to critique China’s one-child policy.
Researchers say psychoactive compounds in marijuana easily cross the placenta, exposing the fetus to perhaps 10 percent of the THC — tetrahydrocannabinol — that the mother receives, and higher concentrations if the mom uses pot repeatedly.
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PLACENTA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of placenta for English Language Learners
medical : the organ in mammals that forms inside the mother's uterus, nourishes the unborn baby, and is pushed out of the mother after the birth of the baby
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