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umbilical cord
Cord that connects the fetus to the maternal placenta, providing nutrients and removing wastes
umbilical cord blood
Blood from the umbilical cord of a newborn baby. This blood contains high concentrations of stem cells (cells from which all blood cells develop)
umbilical cord blood transplantation
The injection of umbilical cord blood to restore an individual's own blood production system suppressed by anticancer drugs, radiation therapy, or both. It is being studied in the More…
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