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Amniotic Fluid MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Amniotic Fluid
Tree Number(s)
A12.098
A16.378.149
Unique ID
D000653
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000653
Annotation
intra-amniotic injections do not go here: use AMNION + INJECTIONS; excess fluid and hydramnios = POLYHYDRAMNIOS; fluid deficiency = OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS
Scope Note
A clear, yellowish liquid that envelopes the FETUS inside the sac of AMNION. In the first trimester, it is likely a transudate of maternal or fetal plasma. In the second trimester, amniotic fluid derives primarily from fetal lung and kidney. Cells or substances in this fluid can be removed for prenatal diagnostic tests (AMNIOCENTESIS).
Entry Term(s)
Amniotic Fluid Index
NLM Classification #
WQ 210.5
See Also
Embolism, Amniotic Fluid
Fetoscopy
Oligohydramnios
Polyhydramnios
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Amniotic Fluid Preferred
Amniotic Fluid Index Related
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