Medical Dictionary

amnioinfusion

play
noun am·nio·in·fu·sion \ ˌam-nē-ō-in-ˈfyü-zhən \

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 CoxChildbirth InstructorSpring 1991

Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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