Mon November 05, 2012 By: Vaishnavi Mishra

What is placenta?

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Tue November 06, 2012
Placenta is a membranous vascular organ that develops in female mammals during pregnancy. It lines the uterine wall and partially envelopes the foetus, to which it is attached by the umbilical cord. Following birth, the placenta is expelled. It is essential for nourishing and maintaining the foetus through the umbilical cord.
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