Does covid-19 / corona attacks the placenta during pregnancy?

Category: SCIENCE

Asked on 2020-05-25 18:20:28

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The answer

Pendulum World wrote on 25th of May 2020
Yes, it does !


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The placenta is a temporary organ that connects the developing fetus via the umbilical cord to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, thermo-regulation, waste elimination, and gas exchange via the mother's blood supply; to fight against internal infection; and to produce hormones which support pregnancy. Placentas are a defining characteristic of placental mammals, but are also found in marsupials and some non-mammals with varying levels of development.


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