The blood vessel that transports deoxygenated blood from the foetus towards the placenta

The blood vessel that transports deoxygenated blood from the foetus towards the placenta

The blood vessel that transports deoxygenated blood from the foetus towards the placenta

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The blood vessel that transports deoxygenated blood from the foetus towards the placenta is called: Umbilical artery

The umbilical artery originates from the anterior division of the internal iliac artery. In the fetus, it travels within the umbilical cord to the placenta and hence is the communication to the maternal circulation. After the umbilical cord has been cut at birth, clots form within the vessel and it obliterates.

What structure carries deoxygenated blood from the fetus to the placenta?

The umbilical arteries carry deoxygenated fetal blood toward the placenta for replenishment, and the umbilical vein carries newly oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood back to the fetus.

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https://radiopaedia.org/articles/umbilical-artery-1#:~:text=The%20umbilical%20artery%20originates%20from,the%20vessel%20and%20it%20obliterates.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537149/

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