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Why does a foetus not drown? The foetus gets oxygen through the mother's umbilical cord: The fetus receives its oxygen supply across the placenta, to which oxygen is delivered by maternal blood. The amount of oxygen delivered to the placental site is determined by the magnitude of blood flow and the oxygen content of uterine arterial blood. Transfer of ...


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Yes, it's very realistic. The boys were apparently clinically dead when found. Clinical death means there is no pulse or respirations. Clinical death is not necessarily permanent. CPR, defibrillators, and drugs can sometimes reverse the situation. Clinical death is different from legal death, which is what happens when a doctor declares someone dead. The ...


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As far as I know it depends on how much damage it has been done to the brain firstly and the other organs. Usually the first cells to die in the brain are those located in hypotalamus and they start dying within 3 minutes and as the lack of oxygen progresses other brain cells die to. The last important organ that is heart starts dying at 15 minutes. So ...


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No, that's not even a little bit plausible unless something else caused seizures or altered mental status that would deaden the normal airway protection reflexes. As you observed, inhaling water would cause an immediate and violent reaction even in someone who's sound asleep. For example, intoxicants, unrecognized injury, or hypothermia could explain it. ...


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