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n. pl. am′ni·os
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(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) short for amniocentesis
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(ˈæm niˌoʊ)
n., pl. -ni•os.
Informal. amniocentesis.
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Noun1.amnio - (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalitiesamnio - (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
prenatal diagnosis - any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality
centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
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Amnio Technology enhances the gift of human birth tissue donation by developing, processing and distributing innovative allografts that provide regenerative therapies to improve quality of life.
Wolff, Caspar Friedrich (1768-1769) "De formatione intestinorum praecipue, tum et de amnio spurio, aliisque partibus embryonis gallinacei, nondum visis, observationes in ovis incubatis institutae".
Amnio acid identity between porcine GLUT4 and other mammalian GLUT4 GLUT4 Identity (%) Predicted amnio acid number Porcine 509 Human 94.5 509 Rabbit 95.1 509 Cattle 93.1 509
The trial involved dividing women with early membrane rupture into two groups, one receiving serial amnio infusions as Jeanette did and the other being managed in the traditional way.
(7) Also in the 1950s, physicians experimented with prenatal tests like amniocentesis, (8) or amnio, to determine potential infirmities with a fetus.
I actually thought that I was also doing the NHS a favour - one less amnio that taxpayers had to fund.
Indeed, the standards of care are so inconsistent that ACOG opposes VBAC but offers no objection to amniocentesis, even though the risk of miscarriage after an amnio is one in 200--"the same as the risk of uterine rupture in a VBAC," writes Block.
Too many of the headlines in the newspapers have said that this replaces amnio, this replaces CVS.
"If I have an amnio test to screen for Down's syndrome there's a two per cent chance I'll miscarry - I'm not taking that risk.
As to why they performed these procedures, the Record reported what the abortionists said: "`We have an occasional amnio abnormality, but it's a minuscule amount,'
Miller, "A Production of Amnio Acids Under Possible Primitive Earth Conditions," Science 117 (1953): 528-29.