Last Updated: 2012-11-05
"Specialized disk-shaped organ that connects the fetus to the uterine wall for gas and nutrient exchange. Also called afterbirth." (Olds SB et al., 2004).
Olds SB, London ML, Wieland PA, Davidson MR.
Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Care. 7th ed.
Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Pearson Education Inc.
Term used in
Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A.
Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,
2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)