amniotic fluid


Definition of amniotic fluid

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

Examples of amniotic fluid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On day three or four, Hern releases the amniotic fluid and then uses two drugs — misoprostol and oxytocin — to make the uterus contract. Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 The feeling of being held by amniotic fluid really, really soothes my nervous system and just feels very reparative for me. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 14 Feb. 2022 Rare cases of in utero COVID-19 infection may occur if the fetus swallows amniotic fluid. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper’s Magazine , 18 Jan. 2022 Patients who receive a positive result are supposed to pursue follow-up testing, which often requires a drawing of amniotic fluid or a sample of placental tissue. New York Times, 1 Jan. 2022 And then, at 36 weeks, Aris said, her doctor diagnosed her with polyhydramnios, an excessive accumulation of amniotic fluid, and determined the baby had an abnormal heart. Amanda Milkovits,, 24 Dec. 2021 Doctors at the hospital in Pszczyna, in southern Poland, held off on terminating her pregnancy despite the fact that her fetus lacked enough amniotic fluid to survive, her family and a lawyer say. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 8 Nov. 2021 Minutes after her water broke, Jones jokes about showing the camera her amniotic fluid. al, 1 Oct. 2021 Minutes after her water broke, Jones jokes about showing the camera her amniotic fluid. Arit John, Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of amniotic fluid

1809, in the meaning defined above

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29 Mar 2022

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Medical Definition of amniotic fluid

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

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