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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

me·co·ni·um

n. meconio;
primera fecalización del recién nacido.
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meconium

n meconio
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Failure to manage the situation correctly and relieve fetal hypoxia may lead to perinatal death or morbidity due to meconium aspiration or multi-organ hypoxic damage, especially permanent cerebral injury.
There are many factors that can contribute to the development of PPHN including meconium aspiration, respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia (esp.
SAN FRANSCISCO -- Intrapartum aspiration of term infants with meconium-stained amniotic fluid before delivery of the shoulders did not alter the risk for developing meconium aspiration syndrome in a prospective, randomized, controlled trial in 2,481 patients.
A blood sample was taken from the fetus' scalp to determine whether the fetus remained at risk for meconium aspiration. The sample revealed the fetus' pH level to be within normal range.
He was suffering from a clogging of the lungs after he had a bowel movement in the womb - a condition known as Meconium Aspiration.
Key Variables Total Sample (Events) Number of Events Chronological Age Category 1 (24-28 weeks) 23 Category 2 (28-32 weeks) 27 Category 3 (32-36 weeks) 43 Diagnoses Meconium Aspiration 20 Sepsis 16 Respiratory Distress Syndrome 49 Other Variables Anemia 60 Hyperbilirubinemia 29 Hyperalimentation 29 Lipid Infusions 24 Inotropic Agents 23
Meconium aspiration syndrome was neonates diagnosed on basis of history, clinical and radiological findings.
The baby's CP stemmed from insufficiencies in the placenta, seizures, and meconium aspiration syndrome.
In the research group, there were 23 boys and 22 girls, with gestational age of 30 ~ 38 weeks (average 34.70+-3.60 weeks), weighed 1610 ~ 3050 g (average 2334.50+-720.90 g), and aged 1 ~ 24 h on admission; there were 25 cases of respiratory distress syndrome, 9 cases of meconium aspiration, 7 cases of pneumonia and septicemia, three cases of asphyxia, and one case of Wilson-Mikity.
IUGR is associated with significant morbidity in the form of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), hypoglycemia, hyaline membrane disease (HMD), early onset sepsis (EOS), intrapartum asphyxia, delayed milestones and stillbirths.
Change of hospitals was reported by 14 participants; reasons included depleted medical aid, cleft palate, maternal high blood pressure, extreme vaginal bleeding and meconium aspiration. A change in hospitals was also associated with infants receiving phototherapy for hyperbilirubinaemia (r=0.452; p<0.001) or for those who had facial abnormalities (r=0.335; p=0.001).
The aetiologies observed were birth asphyxia, sepsis, transient tachypnoea of the newborn, pneumonia, meconium aspiration syndrome and respiratory distress syndrome in 22(10.75%), 37(18.05%), 29(14.1%), 36(17.6%), 34(16.7%) and 47(23.0%) neonates respectively.