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Medical Animations: Patent Foramen Ovale

The foramen ovale is a natural opening that exists between the right and left atria in the fetal circulatory system. ...

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Medical Animations: Fetal Circulation - Placental Blood Supply and Capillary Exchange

Within the umbilical cord, the umbilical vein carries oxygen and nutrients from the placenta to the fetus. The umbilical arteries ...

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Medical Animations: Fetal Circulation - Foramen Ovale and Ductus Arteriosus

As in an adult heart, the prenatal heart develops four chambers and four valves. But because the fetal lungs will ...

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Medical Animations: Atrial Septal Defect and Ventricular Septal Defect

Two of the more common congenital disorders are ventricular septal defects and atrial septal defects, or VSD and ASD, respectively. ...

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Medical Animation: Zika Virus

Viruses are infectious agents that grow and multiply in living cells and can cause diseases. The Zika virus is typically ...

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Medical Animation: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

During pregnancy, the fetus receives all the nutrients it needs to grow and develop through the placenta. If a woman ...

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Medical Animation: Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by the measles virus. Infected people have the measles virus in the mucus ...

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Medical Animation: Poison Ivy

Your skin is one of the first parts of your body to come in contact with the environment. Contact with ...

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Medical Animation: Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

The lymphatic system is part of the body’s immune system, which is responsible for keeping the body free of disease. ...