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Nursing practice in gestational trophoblastic disease

VOL: 96, ISSUE: 40, PAGE NO: 37Sarah Strickland, BSc, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist in gestational trophoblastic disease, Charing Cross Hospital, LondonTrophoblastic cells are the outer layer of cells responsible for finding attachment, food and nourishment from the placenta for the inner cells of the ovum that are going to form the foetus. They produce the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG).

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