Where is the umbilical cord located? Where is the uvula?

1 Answer
Nov 21, 2016

Uvula is a small body part while umbilical cord is a foetal structure.



Uvula is soft is a small, and soft conical projection of soft palate; it hangs inside throat. Nasal passage ends behind uvula.

Umbilical cord is a foetal structure which helps the mammalian baby to attach to placenta. Blood vessels remain embedded in gelatinous mass of the long cord. At pacenta, oxygen and carbodioxide are exchanged between mother's blood and baby's blood, though their blood will not ever come in direct contact.

There are two arteries and one vein in umbilical cord. The arteries carry deoxygenated blood from fetus to placenta while oxygenated blood come back to fetal heart by the vein.

There are no nerves in the cord: thus after birth the cord can be safely clamped and then removed by cutting.