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Decidua

"Decidua" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The hormone-responsive glandular layer of ENDOMETRIUM that sloughs off at each menstrual flow (decidua menstrualis) or at the termination of pregnancy. During pregnancy, the thickest part of the decidua forms the maternal portion of the PLACENTA, thus named decidua placentalis. The thin portion of the decidua covering the rest of the embryo is the decidua capsularis.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Decidua" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Decidua" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 58 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1992 and 2015 and 2018
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