molar pregnancy

molar pregnancy
A slow-growing tumor that develops from trophoblastic cells (cells that help an embryo attach to the uterus and help form the placenta) after fertilization of an egg by a sperm. A molar pregnancy contains many cysts (sacs of fluid). It is usually benign (noncancerous) but it may spread to nearby tissues (invasive mole). It may also become a malignant tumor called choriocarcinoma. Molar pregnancy is the most common type of gestational trophoblastic tumor. Also called hydatidiform mole.

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  • molar pregnancy — /moʊlə ˈprɛgnənsi/ (say mohluh pregnuhnsee) noun a pregnancy in which the embryo does not form but the placenta undergoes abnormal development with many cysts. Also, mole pregnancy, hydatidiform molar pregnancy. {from the way in which portions of …  

  • molar pregnancy — noun an abnormality during pregnancy; chorionic villi around the fetus degenerate and form clusters of fluid filled sacs; usually associated with the death of the fetus • Syn: ↑hydatid mole, ↑hydatidiform mole • Hypernyms: ↑abnormality,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • molar pregnancy — conversion of the early embryo into a mole …   Medical dictionary

  • hydatidiform molar pregnancy — noun → molar pregnancy. Also, hydatidiform mole pregnancy …  

  • pregnancy — /preg neuhn see/, n., pl. pregnancies. the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant. [1520 30; PREGN(ANT) + ANCY] * * * Process of human gestation that takes place in the female s body as a fetus develops, from fertilization to birth (see… …   Universalium

  • Molar — In dentistry, a molar is one of the posterior teeth well adapted to grinding, in keeping with its origin from the Latin mola meaning millstone. * * * 1. Denoting a grinding, abrading, or wearing away. [L. molaris, relating to a mill, millstone] 2 …   Medical dictionary

  • Pregnancy — The state of carrying a developing embryo or fetus within the female body. This condition can be indicated by positive results on an over the counter urine test, and confirmed through a blood test, ultrasound, detection of fetal heartbeat, or an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hydatidiform mole — Classification and external resources Histopathogic image of hydatidiform mole (complete type). H E stain. ICD 10 O …   Wikipedia

  • Gestational trophoblastic disease — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 2602 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 001496 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 866 MeshID = D031901 Gestational trophoblastic disease is any type of abnormal proliferation of… …   Wikipedia

  • Prenatal care — refers to the medical care recommended for women before and during pregnancy. The aim of good prenatal care is to detect any potential problems early, to prevent them if possible (through recommendations on adequate nutrition, exercise, vitamin… …   Wikipedia

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