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Biology Factsheet: 135. Transport Across the Placenta

  • Biology Factsheet: 135. Transport Across the Placenta

Biology Factsheet: 135. Transport Across the Placenta

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  • Code: BIA-FSPI-135
  • The placenta is the life support system of the mammalian fetus within the 
    uterus, prior to birth. It enables the blood capillary systems (and some 
    surrounding tissues) of the mother and fetus to become placed very closely 
    together. However maternal blood and fetal blood are never allowed to 
    mix. Digested foods and oxygen can pass easily from maternal blood to 
    fetal blood, and carbon dioxide, urea and other waste products can pass 
    easily from fetal blood to maternal blood.