Fetal tissue transplant. Definition

Medical Definition: fetal tissue transplant

Transplantation of human embryonic tissues, obtained from abortions (v.) coordinating with the transplant, to replace damaged or degenerated tissue, so that the transplant, which usually does not experience rejection, integrated functionally into the receiver. It has been postulated its utility for the treatment of Parkinson's, spinal cord injury, etc., But the results are, for now, very poor, to prevent abortions, there is a possible alternative, more practical, of using embryonic stem cell lines grown in vitro.

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