PLACENTA

An organ that develops during pregnancy in female mammals. It lines the uterus and partially envelopes the fetus, to which it is attached by the umbilical cord. Following birth, the placenta, then called the after birth, is normally expelled. The retention of the placenta usually leads to bacterial infection of the uterus called metritis.




Keywords:PLACENTA   Doc ID:56439
Owner:Antonio A.Group:DS 414 Ruminant Nutrition
Created:2015-09-16 10:40 CDTUpdated:2020-08-30 15:36 CDT
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