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Placenta Oxygen Exchange Levels

Simplified cartoon showing the relative oxygen tension on the maternal and fetal sides of the placenta. Note that the fetus has a fetal haemoglobin that is able to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide at a lower oxygen tension that adult haemoglobin.

Links: Placenta Development | Blood Development | Cardiovascular System Development | Hypoxia


Modified from figure 2 - Nihms35971f2.jpg

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