What is the function of the umbilical cord?

11 months ago

The umbilical cord is a set of blood vessels that connects the fetus with the placenta. In the fetus one extremity of the cord inserts into the center of the abdominal wall (the later scar of this insertion is the umbilicus or navel). The function of the umbilical cord is to allow the transport of substances, nutrients, gases and residuals, between the fetus and the mother’s body.


Dipti KC
May 26, 2023
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