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Synonyms for amnion

thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)

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Transfusion of packed red cells was started and the fetus, placenta, and amnion were removed and the uterine was repaired in two layers.
Other causes are adhesion and implantation of portions of amnion, (Lawson, 1975), attachment of eyelids to corneal surface (Bhatt et al.
Patchy accumulation of more than occasional polymorphonuclear leukocytes in the subchorionic fibrin and/or at the choriodecidual interface in the decidua represents an early stage of the response to amniotic fluid infection, whereas chorioamnionitis means exactly what it says, that is to say, inflammation in the chorion and amnion (Figure 30).
Their topics include the role of mesenchymal stem cells in the functions and pathologies of the human placenta, historical and current approaches to the human placenta in wound healing, using placenta-derived cells in neurological disorders, using amnion epithelial cells in metabolic liver disorders, using placenta-derived cells in inflammatory and fibrotic disorders, and applications of placenta-derived cells in veterinary medicine.
Here in this report we present a case of gingival recession treated with guided tissue regeneration (GTR) principle using amnion placental membrane.
We've got a number of amnion banks that are popping up across the country," Bauer said.
This membrane consists of amnion on the outer surface and peritoneum on the inner surface.
Amnion epithelium is thinned, desquamated on considerable extent.
Amnion is a well-established source of multipotent stem cells used in a large variety of treatment modalities.
It was the first to introduce amniotic stem cells combining amnion and chorion cells, which have the potential to revolutionise wound care, general surgery and many orthopaedic procedures.
Amniotic fluid is the watery liquid surrounding and cushioning a growing fetus within the amnion.
Because the literature supporting another regenerative treatment, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, remains controversial, it is especially timely to consider amnion injection as an option.
Placental teratoma is a rare tumor its usual location is between amnion and chorion.
By the time the amniotic sac is visible, the embryo can be readily identified; the absence of an embryo, or "empty amnion sign," is highly specific for a failed pregnancy (Figure 6).