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Encyclopedia > Wharton's jelly

Wharton's jelly is a gelatinous substance within the umbilical cord. Wharton's jelly is a rich source of stem cells. It is named for the English physician and anatomist Thomas Wharton (1614-1673) who first described it in his publication Adenographia, or "The Description of the Glands of the Entire Body", first published in 1656. A newborn at 45 seconds. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ...

I am Narayanan having email id as immortality2269@gmail.com living in Coimbatore in India.

Iam of the opinion that Wharton's jelly along with the umbilical cord and the arteries in it are all belonging to one single organ and we are making a grave mistake by clamping the umbilical cord and cutting it and throwing it away.Kindly revert to my email so that we can have an elaborate discussion on the issue.

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The Pregnancy Institute - PUCP (13577 words)
Because of the differences among cords in Wharton's jelly, collagen content, and muscle layer structure there is a range of breakage points and sites.
Wharton's Jelly content: Umbilical cords can be large (thick) and exceed an average of 4cm in circumference, especially at the umbilicus.
The average weight is 15 gms/ 10 cm at term and dependent on male gender, prepregnancy maternal weight and birthweight.(8) Umbilical cord swellings at the attachment to the fetus should be examined before cutting and clamping the cord.
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