amniotic amniotic  /ˈæm ni ɔ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or related to the amnion or characterized by developing an amnion

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. One of the best ways to confirm Down syndrome before birth is by amniocentesis, which uses a needle to remove a sample of the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus.
  2. Bush said he was not against science; he encouraged research on stem cells drawn from amniotic fluid or created by genetic reprogramming.
  3. That amniotic fluid might have another use gradually dawned on surgeons, when they realized that women who underwent caesarean sections seldom developed peritonitis.

News

  • MiMedx Is Issued Three New U.S. Patents For Placental Tissue Allografts

    MARIETTA, Ga., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today its receipt of three newly...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

Quotes

  1. "It seems virtually every byproduct of live birth -- amniotic fluid, amniotic membrane, placenta, cord blood, and the tissue of the umbilical cord itself -- contains stem cells that may rival embryonic stem cells in their flexibility," the...
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Justin Rigali Source: PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)

  2. The questions have come in, wave after wave, asking, as Kurtz wrote, "whether (Sarah) Palin is really the mother of a 4-month-old baby, whether her amniotic fluid has been tested, and whether she would submit to a DNA test to establish the child's...
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Howard Kurtz Source: Town Hall

  3. And now, Dobson adds, "similar therapies may be developed using cells from amniotic fluid."
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: James Dobson Source: WDC Media News

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