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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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In infants, the presentation of CF includes meconium ileus and failure to thrive.
In neonates, the most common causes include intestinal atresia, meconium ileus, Hirschsprung disease, and malrotation.
The development of neonatal intestinal obstruction secondary to meconium ileus is the earliest clinical manifestation of CF (22).
Malfunction of CFTR channel leads to manifestation of multisystem diseases including airway disease, pancreatic failure, meconium ileus, male infertility and elevated levels of Na and Cl in sweat (3, 4).
Patients can also present with chronic gastrointestinal manifestations including acute or recurrent pancreatitis, pancreatic insufficiency causing steatorrhea and failure to thrive, neonatal cholestasis, and meconium ileus [21].
The patient is a 22-year-old woman of Caucasian origin diagnosed with CF shortly after birth, due to meconium ileus, which was operated on the second day of life.
Segmental volvulus has been described as twisting of bowel loops due to an anomaly such as meconium ileus (related to cystic fibrosis), atresia, mesenteric defects, duplication or mesenteric cysts, congenital diaphragmatic hernia or abdominal wall defects, or alternatively can be classified as idiopathic [7].
Meconium Ileus is frequently described as a significant clinical evidence for CF and these infants should be screen promptly as advocated by Sawicka et al.14 from Poland and Mushtaq et al.
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Past medical history noted the diagnosis of meconium ileus in the neonatal period, after which ileal resection and anastomsis was performed.