amniotic fluid


Definition of amniotic fluid

: the serous fluid in which the embryo or fetus is suspended within the amnion

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Recent Examples on the Web Unlike other flaviviridae, Zika can be transmitted to fetuses through a pregnant woman’s amniotic fluid. Rose Minutaglio,, "The Zika Virus: Your Questions, Answered," 3 July 2019 The EVAs are oddly maternal figures: their adolescent pilots sit in a chamber of a kind of amniotic fluid, and their nervous systems are linked to the EVAs so that their bodies, like fetuses, are fuelled or depleted as the EVAs are. Maya Phillips, The New Yorker, "How “Neon Genesis Evangelion” Reimagined Our Relationship to Machines," 21 June 2019 At 24 weeks, though, an appointment revealed Halle had lost amniotic fluid. Matt Kawahara,, "Fatherhood drives Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram," 16 June 2019 But your baby is safely protected thanks to the amniotic fluid surrounding them, which basically serves as one big shock absorber. Kaitlin Stanford, Woman's Day, "How to Safely Have Sex During Pregnancy," 18 Apr. 2019 In 2015 Baron-Cohen and his colleagues published results of an analysis of a large group of amniotic fluid samples from Denmark that are linked to population registries of mental health. Maia Szalavitz, Scientific American, "Autism—It's Different in Girls," 1 Mar. 2016 Emilie Gentry, 28, almost died after contracting bacterial infection chorioamnionitis, which impacts the membranes of the uterus and the amniotic fluid surrounding the baby. Fox News, "Emotional moment mom meets her baby for first time after she went into septic shock during labor," 10 July 2018 The family's story is heartbreaking — after a routine pregnancy and a normal C-section delivery, Sharry died of an amniotic fluid clot, a rare complication that causes abnormal postpartum clotting. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "The Internet Banded Together to Help Grieving Dad Save His Dead Wife's Lullabies," 2 Nov. 2016 Down syndrome can be detected in fetuses through blood tests and amniocentesis, a test that samples amniotic fluid in the uterus to detect developmental abnormalities. Gillian Mcgoldrick,, "Pa. lawmakers pushing controversial bill banning Down syndrome abortions," 13 June 2018

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1809, in the meaning defined above

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: the serous fluid in which the embryo and fetus is suspended within the amnion

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