cord blood
Blood taken post-partum from the umbilical cord.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • cord blood — n blood from the umbilical cord of a fetus or newborn * * * blood contained within the umbilical vessels at the time of delivery of the infant …   Medical dictionary

  • Cord blood — Umbilical cord blood is blood that remains in the placenta and in the attached umbilical cord after childbirth. Cord blood is collected because it contains stem cells which can be used to treat hematopoietic and genetic disorders. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • cord blood — blood from the placenta drawn through the newly severed umbilical cord, collected for study or for possible transfusion to treat disease in the child. * * * …   Universalium

  • cord blood — noun blood obtained from the umbilical cord at birth • Hypernyms: ↑blood * * * noun : blood from the umbilical cord of a fetus or newborn * * * blood from the placenta drawn through the newly severed umbilical cord, collected for study or for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cord blood — /ˈkɔd blʌd/ (say kawd blud) noun blood which contains many different types of cells, including stem cells, taken from the umbilical cord …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cord blood bank — A cord blood bank is a facility which stores umbilical cord blood for future use. Both private and public cord blood banks have developed since the mid to late 1990s in response to the potential for cord blood transplants in treating diseases of… …   Wikipedia

  • cord blood bank — n. A repository for umbilical cord blood, which is rich in stem cells that can be used for research or to help the donor in future medical procedures. Also: cord bank. cord blood banking pp. Example Citations: Cryobanks International, Inc. is a… …   New words

  • Singapore Cord Blood Bank — The Singapore Cord Blood Bank (Abbreviation: SCBB) is Singapore’s only public cord blood bank that collects, processes and stores donated umbilical cord blood for use in stem cell transplants. Its cord blood units may be searched for use by… …   Wikipedia

  • Percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling — PUBS redirects here. For other uses, see PUB (disambiguation). Percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling Intervention MeSH D017218 Percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling (PUBS), also called cordocentesis, is a diagnostic …   Wikipedia

  • umbilical cord blood transplantation — The injection of umbilical cord blood to restore an individual s own blood production system suppressed by anticancer drugs, radiation therapy, or both. It is being studied in the treatment of cancer and severe blood disorders such as aplastic… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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