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what are the blood vessels that carry deoxygenated blood to the placenta?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Umbilical arteries: The umbilical arteries supply deoxygenated blood from the fetus to the placenta. This is an unusual situation. In most places in the body, arteries are carrying oxygenated blood. Not here! Best wishes!
Answered on Oct 11, 2015

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