amnioinfusion

noun
am·​nio·​in·​fu·​sion | \ ˌam-nē-ō-in-ˈfyü-zhən How to pronounce amnioinfusion (audio) \

Medical Definition of amnioinfusion

: the introduction of sterile saline or lactated Ringer's solution into the amniotic cavity via the uterine cervix typically during labor especially to increase the volume of amniotic fluid Amnioinfusion relieves variable decelerations of the fetal heart, which are common after rupture of the membranes and are caused by intermittent compression of the umbilical cord during contractions.— Bonnie Ennis Cox, Childbirth Instructor, Spring 1991

Learn More about amnioinfusion

Cite this Entry

“Amnioinfusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/amnioinfusion. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

Comments on amnioinfusion

What made you want to look up amnioinfusion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!