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Descriptor English: Meconium
Descriptor Spanish: Meconio
Descriptor Portuguese: Mecônio
Descriptor French: Méconium
Entry term(s): Meconiums
Tree number(s): A12.459.529
A16.378.529
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008470
Scope note: The thick green-to-black mucilaginous material found in the intestines of a full-term fetus. It consists of secretions of the INTESTINAL GLANDS; BILE PIGMENTS; FATTY ACIDS; AMNIOTIC FLUID; and intrauterine debris. It constitutes the first stools passed by a newborn.
Annotation: check the tag INFANT, NEWBORN
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
DeCS ID: 8640
Unique ID: D008470
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Meconium - Preferred
Concept UI M0013185
Scope note The thick green-to-black mucilaginous material found in the intestines of a full-term fetus. It consists of secretions of the INTESTINAL GLANDS; BILE PIGMENTS; FATTY ACIDS; AMNIOTIC FLUID; and intrauterine debris. It constitutes the first stools passed by a newborn.
Preferred term Meconium
Entry term(s) Meconiums



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