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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  • No regrets for parents of girl born disabled
    "Even if she is born, I don't know how long she will live," a doctor told Taichi Kishimoto, 30, and his wife Mirei, 36, of Tokyo, when Mirei was in her 36th week of pregnancy. Amniocentesis found their baby had a condition called trisomy 18. The baby was delivered via Caesarean section. A patient with this disorder has an extra 18th chromosome and is Read more on this news related to 'Amniocentesis'

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