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amniotic fluid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n amniotic fluid the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion "before a woman gives birth her waters break"
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Usage

In literature:

There was complete absence of amniotic fluid during labor.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
A special coat for confinement purposes, stained with blood and amniotic fluid, is liable to convey infection.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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In news:

Philadelphia, PA, August 8, 2011 – Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of focused fetal gene expression analysis of target genes found in amniotic fluid using Standardized NanoArray PCR (SNAP) technology.
Before birth a baby¿s lungs are filled with amniotic fluid.
They do ¿practice¿ breathing towards the end of the pregnancy with periodic inhaling and exhaling of amniotic fluid.
He's like a fetus in amniotic fluid, ready to pop.
Spina bifida occurs when the lower end of the neural tube fails to close properly, leaving the spinal cord exposed to the amniotic fluid.
Spina bifida occurs when the lower end of the neural tube fails to close properly, leaving the spinal cord exposed to the amniotic fluid.
Quick-thinking medical teams help woman survive amniotic fluid embolism.
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