Illustration of the human placenta

Illustration of the human placenta

P616/0098 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.1MB

Downloadable file size: 4.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: JOHN BAVOSI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Illustration of the human placenta. The placenta is an organ that develops in the female uterus during pregnancy. Through it, and an umbilical cord (at lower right), the blood supply of the mother is linked to the fetus. A rich supply of placental blood vessels (red and blue, at centre) allow for nutrients and oxygen to be transferred from mother to fetus. And it allows waste products from the fetus to pass back to the mother. Apart from being a vital link between mother and fetus, the placenta also produces hormones. By the end of pregnancy it has grown about 20cm wide and 2.5cm thick. Shortly after birth, the placenta is expelled from the uterus as the afterbirth.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: afterbirth, anatomy, artwork, female, female anatomy, human body, placenta, reproduction, reproductive system, umbilical cord

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.