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Postby opuntia » Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:49 pm

can any of you tell me what will happen to a growing fetus if the mother's excretory waste reaches to it through the umbilical artery?
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Postby b_d_41501 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:39 pm

A very bad situation. :cry: The child would no longer be in a sterile environment and would die if someting were to not be quickly done. The toxins would poison the susceptible child's immune system.
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Postby opuntia » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:54 pm

actually that's a case i have seen on the newspaper and as far as the news was concerned, the baby was fine when it was born but the mother wasn't
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Postby b_d_41501 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:53 pm

Really? That's a shocker. I would imagine it would be the complete opposite.
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Postby victor » Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:43 pm

Have you forget about the Amnion (kinda liquid that protect the baby)? I've read it and one of the Amnion function is to prevent the fetus from bacteria (maybe it contains some antitoxin since one of the amnion former is Leucocyte)
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:05 pm

If the toxins get to the baby via the umbilical cord the amnion can't do anything
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Postby opuntia » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:30 am

MrMistery wrote:If the toxins get to the baby via the umbilical cord the amnion can't do anything

I think you are right.
Could there be any well developed defence mechanisms in that baby?[i mean it's possible isn't it :?: ]
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:49 pm

Possible, but i don't really think so. This happens very rarely, so evolution would not go towards people with such a defense mechanism. Also remember that the baby when it is born doesn't even have it's own immune system. What are the cahnces of it having such a defense mechanism?
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Postby opuntia » Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:38 pm

:lol: :lol: the possibility is 0% i guess :lol: :lol:
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:04 pm

I rest my case 8)
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Postby victor » Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:47 am

where's the edge of umbrilical cord? the embryo and the...? is it vena porta hepaticus?
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