The fetal circulation is the circulatory system of a human fetus, often encompassing the entire fetoplacental circulation that also includes the umbilical cord and the blood vessels within the placenta that carry fetal blood. The fetal circulation works differently from that of born humans, mainly because the lungs are not in use: the fetus obtain
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. the circulation of the fetus in utero, with the placental circuit responsible for supplying oxygen and nutritive material and for eliminating CO2
and nitrogenous wastes.
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- the system of blood vessels and structures through which blood moves in a fetus
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Fetal circulation: The blood circulation in the fetus before birth. Before birth, the blood from the heart headed for the lungs in the aptly named pulmonary artery is shunted away from the lungs and returned to the greatest of arteries, the aorta. This arterial shunting occurs through a short vessel called the ductus arteriosus. When the shunt is o
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foetal circulation noun
the system of blood vessels and structures through which blood moves in a fetus
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the circulation of blood from the placenta to and through the fetus and back to the placenta. Schematic diagram of fetal circulation, with red indicating the highest level of oxygen saturation, blue the lowest, and purple an intermediate level.
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The blood flow through the blood vessels of the developing fetus. Blood is carried to the placenta by two arteries in the umbilical cord and is returned to the fetus by a vein in the umbilical cord.
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