Definitions for "Pluripotent stem cells"
Stem cells that include in their progeny all cell types that can be found in a postimplantation embryo, fetus, or developed organism.
Human pluripotent stem cells are a unique scientific and medical resource. They can develop into most of the specialized cells and tissues of the body, such as muscle cells, nerve cells, liver cells, and blood cells, and they are self-renewing, making them readily available for research, and potentially, for treatment purposes. Scientists derived these unique cells from human embryos and from fetal tissue
Stem cells that can become all types of cells found in the body, but not the placenta and other supporting tissue necessary for foetal development.