Type: Term Pronunciation: am′nē-ō-in-fyu′zhŭn Definitions: 1. Infusion of warmed saline through an intrauterine catheter during labor, for umbilical cord compromise due to low volume of amnionic fluid, or for thick meconium in labor.
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Amnioinfusion is a method of thinning thick meconium that has passed into the amniotic fluid. It has been used to reduce meconium aspiration syndrome, though evidence of benefit is mixed. It is sometimes used in severe cases of oligohydramnios to prevent umbilical cord compression. However, there is uncertainty about the procedure`s safety and ef.
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(am″ne-o-in-fu´zhәn) injection of solutions into the amniotic fluid, usually to induce abortion. infusion of normal saline to increase intra-amniotic fluid in cases of oligohydramnios or rupture of the membranes; this may reduce the number and severity of variable decelerations due to cord compressio...
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Fluid that is injected into the amniotic cavity to prevent certain complications during pregnancy. The procedure is performed to increase the volume of amniotic fluid around the fetus when fluid levels become too low or when fetal distress is indicated by meconium staining. A needle is guided by ultrasound directly to the uterine cavity, where a ..
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Injection of a sterile saline solution into the amniotic sac
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