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 clou...
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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 ...
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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 origi...
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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 an...
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