The Placenta

Origin and Functions
  • Alberto Lacoius-Petruccelli


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).


Umbilical Cord Umbilical Vein Umbilical Artery Chorionic Villus Intervillous Space 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Lacoius-Petruccelli
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  1. 1.Cornell University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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