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How does the embryo get nourishment inside the mothers body?



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  • The embryo gets its nutrition from the mother’s blood with the help of a tissue called placenta .
  • This is a disc embedded in the uterine wall, containing villi on the embryo’s sides of the tissue.
  • The villi increases the surface area for the transport of glucose, water, amino acids, oxygen from mother’s blood to embryo.
  • The waste material and carbon dioxide generated by the embryo are also transferred to the mother’s blood through placenta.
  • The fetus and placenta are attached by umbilical cord.

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