What is placenta explain its function in human female

Asked by Ashik S Nair | 20th Nov, 2013, 07:43: PM

Expert Answer:

Placenta:

Placenta is a special umbilical cord that develops in the fourth week of pregnancy. It establishes an intimate connection between the foetal membrane and the uterine wall.

Function of placenta:

The exchange of materials between the mother’s blood and the blood of foetus takes place through the placenta. It serves as a nutritive, respiratory and excretory organ of the foetus.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 20th Nov, 2013, 07:45: PM

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