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me·co·ni·um

 (mĭ-kō′nē-əm)
n.
A dark green fecal material that accumulates in the fetal intestines and is discharged at or near the time of birth.

[Latin mēcōnium, poppy juice, from Greek mēkōnion, from mēkōn, poppy.]

meconium

(mɪˈkəʊnɪəm)
n
1. (Physiology) the dark green mucoid material that forms the first faeces of a newborn infant
2. (Recreational Drugs) opium or the juice from the opium poppy
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin: poppy juice (used also of infant's excrement because of similarity in colour), from Greek mēkōneion, from mēkōn poppy]

me•co•ni•um

(mɪˈkoʊ ni əm)

n.
the first fecal excretion of a newborn child, composed chiefly of bile, mucus, and epithelial cells.
[1595–1605; < Latin < Greek mēkṓnion opium, meconium, diminutive of mḗkōn poppy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meconium - thick dark green mucoid material that is the first feces of a newborn childmeconium - thick dark green mucoid material that is the first feces of a newborn child
faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, BM, dejection, stool - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
Translations

me·co·ni·um

n. meconio;
primera fecalización del recién nacido.

meconium

n meconio
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Risk factors for severe MAS include thick meconium and an abnormal fetal heart rate.
All patients having meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) who survived with age 60/min) and cyanosis (S P O 2 <87%).
If the asphyxia episode is accompanied by prolonged gasping, meconium will be drawn deeply in to the lungs.
The meconium had been detected in Rochelle's waters at the birthing centre but the newly-qualified midwife, failing to understand its significance, and did not take action for 40 minutes.
Conclusion: Isolated oligohydramnios at term is not associated with adverse perinatal outcome but there is low birth weight and increased rates of caesarean section and meconium staining associated with it.
Incidence of thin meconium occurred in 12% in misoprostol group, 10% in dinoprostone group, and 18% in Foley's catheter group.
A pathologist found she died from a "massive aspiration" of amniotic fluid and meconium due to asphyxia due to an umbilical cord around the baby's neck.
8, 9) Suctioning is done because some clinicians believe it reduces the risk of aspiration, especially if there is meconium, and to stimulate breathing, but the evidence suggests that suctioning can stimulate the vagus nerve, which can lead to bradycardia.
the other mothers gazing at meconium as if it's fresh tar on a road
He was suffering from meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), a condition which occurs when meconium or the infant's first stool is present in the lungs during or before delivery.
Primar anastomosis for meconium peritonitis: first choice of treatment.