amniotic cavity


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Related to amniotic cavity: amniotic fluid, chorion, yolk sac
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the fluid-filled cavity that surrounds the developing embryo

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Antimicrobial peptides in amniotic fluid: defensins, calprotectin and bacterial/permeability-increasing protein in patients with microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity, intra-amniotic inflammation, preterm labor and premature rupture of membranes.
In a prospective study he and his associates divided 41 pregnant women into four groups according to the presence or absence of inflammation in the amniotic cavity, fetus, both compartments, or neither.
But it will need a better system, and on Day 8 another space appears in the cell cluster; the amniotic cavity, in which the foetus will float in a fluid-filled sac.
For the first time, surgeons report successfully performing an operation in the womb using needle-size surgical instruments, including a tiny endoscope that makes possible video imaging of the inside of the amniotic cavity.
Previous efforts to conduct a census of bacteria, fungi and other living organisms in the fluid relied primarily on culturing, or growing, the invaders in the laboratory after withdrawing some of the liquid through a needle inserted into the amniotic cavity.
Infections of lower genital tract and amniotic cavity are most common aetiologies of PROM.
Microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity in patients with suspected cervical incompetence: prevalence and clinical significance.
Under normal circumstances, the amniotic cavity does not contain bacteria, just as cerebrospinal fluid does not.
32) Another observational study demonstrated increased amniotic fluid volume and uteroplacental perfusion without alteration of fetal urine production suggesting the possibility that transmembranous fluid shifts from the placenta to the amniotic cavity may be involved.
In fact, it raises more questions, such as how the fetus eliminates the DNA from its amniotic cavity.
Ascorbic acid is transported across the placenta and amniotic membranes from the mother to the amniotic cavity.