Amniocentesis

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Amniocentesis Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

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  • (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

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Amniocentesis Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Amniocentesis is the name of a medical tests that is often performed when screening babies. The test consist of taking a little Amniotic fluid, and testing this fluid. This fluid contains tissue of the embryo or fetus, and allows to determine the sex. It also allows to find certain birth defects.



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  • DNA blood test gives women a new option for prenatal screening
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