- the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion
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Fluid inside the membrane that forms a sac around the embryo and later the foetus. This buoyant fluid helps the foetus grow uniformly, helps the bones and muscles develop, and allows the baby to move within the uterus.
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The clear straw-coloured liquid in the amniotic sac in which the fetus grows. It cushions the baby against pressure and knocks, allows the baby to move around and grow without restriction, helps the lungs develop, keeps the baby at a constant temperature, and provides a barrier against infection.
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[pronounce: am-nee-ot-tick] Liquid surrounding the growing embryo and protecting it.
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The fluid surrounding a fetus
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clear fluid that surrounds a foetus during pregnancy and cushions and protects it
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The fluid contained within the amniotic sac.
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Amniotic fluid: The fluid bathing the fetus and serving as a shock absorber.
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<anatomy, obstetrics> The fluid that surrounds the developing foetus within the amniotic sac. This environment cushions the baby from injury and plays an important role in foetal development. ... (05 Feb 1998) ...
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amnionic fluid noun
the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion; `before a woman gives birth her waters break`
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the albuminous fluid contained in the amniotic sac. The fetus floats in this fluid, which serves as a cushion against injury from sudden blows or movements and helps maintain a constant body temperature for the fetus. Normally the fluid is clear and slightly alkaline; discoloration or excessive cloudiness may indicate fetal ...
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(from the article `amniocentesis`) the surgical insertion of a hollow needle through the abdominal wall and into the uterus of a pregnant female and the aspiration of fluid from the ... Embolisms may occur. (An embolism is a blockage of a blood vessel, as by a blood clot or bubble of air.) Amniotic fluid embolism causes sudden, ... e...
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Amniotic fluid or liquor amnii is the nourishing and protecting liquid contained by the amniotic sac of a pregnant woman. == Development of amniotic fluid == From the very beginning of the formation of the extracoelomal cavity amniotic fluid [AF] can be detected. This firstly water-like fluid originates from the maternal plasma, and passes through
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The clear fluid (popularly called the 'waters') that surrounds the fetus in the uterus throughout pregnancy. The fluid is contained with the amniotic sac. The fetus floats in the amniotic fluid and, in the early months of pregnancy, can move about freely. The amniotic fluid cushions the fetus agai...
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A colorless and odorless fluid that surrounds the developing baby during pregnancy. Production of amniotic fluid begins approximately two weeks after fertilization. At full term there is about a quart of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac, most of which is fetal urine. The amniotic fluid protects and cushions the baby, allows movement inside of th.
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The clear fluid in the amniotic sac that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy. Amniotic fluid cushions the fetus, protects it against infection, and stabilizes its temperature. Throughout pregnancy, the amniotic fluid is constantly being replenished.
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