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Embolism, Amniotic Fluid MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Embolism, Amniotic Fluid
Tree Number(s)
C12.050.703.634.404
C14.583.404
C14.907.355.350.354
Unique ID
D004619
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004619
Scope Note
Blocking of maternal circulation by AMNIOTIC FLUID that is forced into uterine VEINS by strong UTERINE CONTRACTION near the end of pregnancy. It is characterized by the sudden onset of severe respiratory distress and HYPOTENSION that can lead to maternal DEATH.
Entry Term(s)
Amniotic Fluid Embolism
NLM Classification #
WQ 244
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Embolism, Amniotic Fluid Preferred
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