amnionic fluid


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Related to amnionic fluid: placenta, Amniotic fluid embolism

am·ni·on·ic flu·id

the fluid within the amniotic sac that surrounds the fetus and helps to protect it from mechanical injury.
Synonym(s): liquor amnii

am·ni·on·ic flu·id

, amniotic fluid (am'nē-on'ik flū'id, am'nē-ot'ik)
A liquid within the amnionic sac that surrounds embryo, and later, the fetus and protects it from mechanical injury.
Synonym(s): liquor amnii.
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Fusobacterium nucleatum, a common oral species, is the most frequently cultured oral species from amnionic fluid in women with preterm labor.
Damare et al conducted a pilot investigation that studied the associations among the levels of PGE2 in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF), serum, and amnionic fluid of women who had an amniocentesis.
Recent medical advances have made it possible to determine the sex of a baby earlier than the fifth month of gestation, by either testing fetal chromosomes removed from the placenta at three months gestation, or by testing the amnionic fluid at the fourth month of pregnancy.