amniotic fluid


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amniotic fluid

n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the fluid surrounding the fetus in the womb

am′niot′ic flu′id


n.
the watery fluid in the amnion, in which the embryo is suspended.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amniotic fluid - the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnionamniotic fluid - the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion; "before a woman gives birth her waters break"
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
amniotic cavity - the fluid-filled cavity that surrounds the developing embryo
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Amniotic fluid, the protective liquid surrounding an unborn baby, is discarded as medical waste during Caesarean section deliveries.
A team of scientists and clinicians has now developed a multi-step method, including a unique collection device and new cell harvesting and processing techniques, that enables term amniotic fluid to be safely harvested for large quantities of cells.
These cells had to have come from the baby's amniotic fluid - the fluid surrounding the baby in the womb.
3] The passage of meconium into the amniotic fluid during labour is one of the traditional indicators of foetal distress which is associated with increased perinatal morbidity and mortality.
While many amniotic fluid products advertise stem cell viability, independent research shows that there are few viable stem cells in amniotic fluid.
This is the administration of nutritive supplements into the amniotic fluid during the embryos development, usually at late-incubation phase [3].
To understand the maternal chromosomal rearrangements while maternal subtelomeric and whole chromosome Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH) analysis were ongoing we performed molecular karyotyping to amniotic fluid which showed a segmental duplication of the 2p25.
The fetal lambs were grown in a temperature-controlled, near-sterile environment, breathing amniotic fluid as they normally do inside a natural womb.
PARENTS' CLAIM: The ObGyns should have continued weekly tests even after the amniotic fluid level returned to normal.
Thus, it is not entirely clear whether the adverse perinatal outcomes reflect the sequel of these conditions or reduced amniotic fluid volume itself contributes to adverse outcomes.
At the end of 18 days, amniotic fluid and blood samples were collected from control and experimental groups of pregnancy.
When it occurs, discordant amniotic fluid volumes dominate the clinical picture.