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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Prevalence of diabetes among the pregnant women can further lead to excessive buildup of amniotic fluid. According to CDC, 2% to 10% of pregnancies in the U.S.
The amniotic fluid is a unique non-controversial abundant source of stem cells with regenerative properties.
Conclusion: Thick Meconium stained amniotic fluid was associated with low APGAR score, high rate of emergency cesarean section and meconium aspiration syndrome.
[7,8] In the sonography centers, measurement of amniotic fluid index and single deepest pocket is often conducted by gray-scale sonography.
Chicken genetic resources, Amniotic fluid stem cell, Multilineage potential.
During the first five months the baby's skin allows its bodily fluids to pass freely in and out of the surrounding fluid, so the baby and the amniotic fluid are one.
Obstetrics experience throughout the era showed that meconium passage is a possible threatening sign of foetal asphyxia,8 while the reported incidence of meconium stained amniotic fluid is 1-18%.9 Meconium staining of liquor has long been thought to be a conventional sign of foetal distress, but now CTG is an up-to-date practical method for foetal surveillance during pregnancy and labour.10 The current study was conducted to identify the relationship between colours of liquor with the trace of CTG, whether reactive or non-reactive, as well as to APGAR score.
In this condition, the amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby in the uterus, containing fetal cells, hair particles and other fetal material enters the mother's bloodstream.
"We were able to elucidate the complete genome sequence of 31 fetuses from amniotic fluid and demonstrate that the cfDNA or DNA from the cell pellet can be analyzed with little difference in quality," the authors write.
Taken together, these findings provide evidences that amniotic fluid (AF) could represent an ideal source for autologous cells for the treatment of neonatal congenital heart defects and neurodegenerative diseases.
The cervical exam was 1cm cervical dilatation, zero percent effacement, long and posterior position fetus in vertex presentation, and intact amniotic fluid membrane (i.e., 1 cm/long/posterior, vertex, and intact).
The purpose of this study is the detection and quantification of BDNF in the amniotic fluid of 2nd trimester pregnancies.