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 Her tiny daughter lay beside her, not yet named and her face still covered in pale amniotic fluid. Raf Sanchez, NBC News, 14 Nov. 2023 The fluid level is important because insufficient amniotic fluid for prolonged periods can cause labor complications. Nancy Gottesman, Parents, 14 July 2023 Take premature rupture of membranes, when the water breaks early, often in the second trimester, leaving a fetus without the amniotic fluid that protects it and supports the development of organs, including the lungs. Jill Colvin, Chicago Tribune, 13 July 2023 An amniotic fluid leak increased the risk of infection in both the fetus and the mother, the suit states. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2023 Some molecules from the mother’s diet, like garlic or carrots, reach the fetus’s developing taste buds via the amniotic fluid and can affect the appreciation of these foods after birth. Monica Dus, The Conversation, 16 June 2023 In addition, keep an eye out for a fever or green or yellow amniotic fluid discharge.6 Still worried? Nicole Harris, Parents, 2 Oct. 2023 NSAIDs taken during pregnancy can cause rare but serious kidney problems in fetuses and can lead to low levels of amniotic fluid, per Mayo Clinic. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 In its ongoing battle against companies selling unapproved stem cell products, the FDA issued a safety communication earlier this month about amniotic fluid eye drops being improperly marketed for dry eye disease. Kristina Fiore | Medpage Today, ABC News, 25 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of amniotic fluid was in 1809

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“Amniotic fluid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition

amniotic fluid

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

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