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Descriptor English: Amniocentesis
Descriptor Spanish: Amniocentesis
Descriptor amniocentesis
Scope note: Punción percutánea transabdominal del útero durante el embarazo para obtener líquido amniótico. Se utiliza para la determinación del cariotipo fetal con el propósito de diagnosticar determinadas anomalías fetales.
Descriptor Portuguese: Amniocentese
Descriptor French: Amniocentèse
Entry term(s): Amniocenteses
Tree number(s): E01.370.225.500.384.050
E01.370.225.998.329.309
E01.370.378.630.050
E04.665.600.309
E05.200.500.384.050
E05.200.998.329.309
E05.242.384.050
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000649
Scope note: Percutaneous transabdominal puncture of the uterus during pregnancy to obtain amniotic fluid. It is commonly used for fetal karyotype determination in order to diagnose abnormal fetal conditions.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Amnion (1966-1970)
Punctures (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note: 73
History Note: 73(71)
Related: Chorionic Villi Sampling MeSH
DeCS ID: 664
Unique ID: D000649
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/07/07
Amniocentesis - Preferred
Concept UI M0000991
Scope note Percutaneous transabdominal puncture of the uterus during pregnancy to obtain amniotic fluid. It is commonly used for fetal karyotype determination in order to diagnose abnormal fetal conditions.
Preferred term Amniocentesis
Entry term(s) Amniocenteses



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