amniorrhexis


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amniorrhexis

[¦am·nē·ō′rek·səs]
(medicine)
Rupture of the amnion.
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The maternal variables analyzed included premature amniorrhexis (>18 h), pregnancy-related arterial hypertension, and prenatal use of steroids (any dose).
A 32-year-old primigravida was admitted at 40 weeks' gestation for induction of labor following amniorrhexis.