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placental circulation

placental circulation in Medicine

placental circulation n.
Circulation of blood through the placenta during intrauterine life, serving fetal needs for aeration, absorption, and excretion.

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  • This condition obtains up to the time of birth and the consequent interruption of the placental circulation.

  • The foal may, however, die from the cessation of the placental circulation unless it is speedily delivered.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • These four kinds of omphalosites are either dead when born, or they die as soon as the placental circulation is cut off.

  • In the case of a syphilitic mother it is most probable that the infection is conveyed to the fœtus by the placental circulation.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

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