Because of the many roles of the placenta (nutrition, endocrine, renal), it is without question a key organ in the process of fetal oxygenation. Its performance may be the key to fetal well-being and good growth, or a deficit in fetal nutrition with asphyxial stress (see Fig. 10).
KeywordsUmbilical Cord Umbilical Vein Umbilical Artery Chorionic Villus Intervillous Space
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