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meconium

 [mĕ-ko´ne-um]
dark green mucilaginous material in the intestine of the full-term fetus; this is the first type of feces passed by the newborn infant.

me·co·ni·um

(mē-kō'nē-ŭm),
1. The first intestinal discharges of the newborn infant, greenish in color and consisting of epithelial cells, mucus, and bile.
2. Synonym(s): opium
[L., fr. G. mēkōnion, dim. of mēkōn, poppy]

meconium

(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.

meconium

(1) The black-green viscid stool of the neonate.
(2) An obsolete synonym for opium, see there.

meconium

A dark green viscid glue-like material found in the intestine of all neonates; it is the first stool passed by the newborns and is passed in the first 24-48 hrs of life; prenatal passage of meconium may indicate fetal distress

me·co·ni·um

(mē-kō'nē-ŭm)
The greenish first intestinal discharges of the newborn infant, consisting of epithelial cells, mucus, and bile.
[L., fr. G. mēkōnion, dim. of mēkōn, poppy]

meconium

The thick, greenish-black, sticky stools passed by a baby during the first day or two of life, or before birth if the fetus is deprived of an adequate oxygen supply (fetal distress). Meconium consists of cells from the lining of the fetal bowel, bowel mucus and bile from the liver. Once feeding is established meconium is replaced by normal stools.

meconium

the gut contents of a mammalian foetus, formed of swallowed amniotic fluid and the secretion of glands into the gut.

Meconium

The first waste products to be discharged from the body in a newborn infant, usually greenish in color and consisting of mucus, bile and so forth.
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Clinical study of meconium aspiration syndrome in relation to birth weight and gestational maturity at general hospital Sangli.
Placental insufficiency, maternal hypertension, pre-eclampsia, oligohydramnios or maternal drug abuse (tobacco, cocaine) are predisposing factors of in utero passage of meconium.7 Meconium stained neonates are more prone to develop respiratory distress than neonates born with clear fluid.
Meconium stained liquor was found in 46(23%) women whereas clear liquor was found in 154(77%) women.
The majority felt that the colour and texture of meconium resulted from the food content the baby takes in during gestation or the substances the baby ingests at birth.
Trends in obstetric practices and meconium aspiration syndrome: a population-based study.
The aim of the study was to use meconium samples collected from newborn babies and saliva collected from their mothers and based on it to assess fetal exposure to components present in tobacco smoke.
Clearly, more research is needed to validate meconium EtG and EtS cutoffs against reliable self-report measures.
It is based on this belief that meconium acts as a chemical irritant in the stomach which can cause gastritis and secondary meconium aspiration syndrome upon regurgitation of gastric contents.
Pediatric surgical issues in meconium disease and cystic fibrosis.
MPO was first described by Olnick and Hatcher in 1953 in an infant with scrotal and peritoneal calcification.[sup.5] It is a rare condition in infant boys who have had healed meconium peritonitis.
Another fetal product commonly seen in placental sections is meconium, free or in macrophages.
Published in Daily Mail , the study says the most common breathing condition reported in such babies is the meconium aspiration syndrome.