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Descriptor English: Amniotic Fluid
Descriptor Spanish: Líquido Amniótico
Descriptor Portuguese: Líquido Amniótico
Descriptor French: Liquide amniotique
Entry term(s): Amniotic Fluid Index
Amniotic Fluid Indices
Amniotic Fluids
Fluid Index, Amniotic
Fluid Indices, Amniotic
Fluid, Amniotic
Fluids, Amniotic
Index, Amniotic Fluid
Indices, Amniotic Fluid
Tree number(s): A12.098
A16.378.149
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000653
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).
Annotation: intra-amniotic injections do not go here: use AMNION + INJECTIONS; excess fluid and hydramnios = POLYHYDRAMNIOS; fluid deficiency = OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
VI virology
Related: Embolism, Amniotic Fluid MeSH
Fetoscopy MeSH
Oligohydramnios MeSH
Polyhydramnios MeSH
DeCS ID: 668
Unique ID: D000653
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Amniotic Fluid - Preferred
Concept UI M0000999
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).
Preferred term Amniotic Fluid
Entry term(s) Amniotic Fluids
Fluid, Amniotic
Fluids, Amniotic
Amniotic Fluid Index - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0331853
Scope note An evaluation of the amount of amniotic fluid.
Preferred term Amniotic Fluid Index
Entry term(s) Amniotic Fluid Indices
Fluid Index, Amniotic
Fluid Indices, Amniotic
Index, Amniotic Fluid
Indices, Amniotic Fluid



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