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Related to amniotic cavity: amniotic fluid, chorion, yolk sac

cavity

1. Dentistry a soft decayed area on a tooth
2. any empty or hollow space within the body

cavity

[′kav·əd·ē]
(biology)
A hole or hollow space in an organ, tissue, or other body part.
(electromagnetism)
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The novel antimicrobial peptide beta3-defensin is produced by the amnion: a possible role of the fetal membranes in innate immunity of the amniotic cavity.
First, repeated pelvic operation: (1) transvaginal oocyte retrieval; (2) transvaginal selective pregnancy reduction; (3) transabdominal umbilical cord blood sampling cordocentesis; and (4) abortion by rivanol injected in amniotic cavity.
Microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity occurs in approximately one third of patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes.
Amniocentesis is generally performed under real-time ultrasonography during the second trimester, when the fetus occupies approximately half of the amniotic cavity and the ratio of viable to nonviable cells in the amniotic fluid is greatest.
The passage of foetal colonic contents in the amniotic cavity causes the MSAF and is a commonly encountered finding in the obstetric practice with an overall frequency between 12% and 19%.
Interleukin-6 concentrations in cervical secretions identify microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity in patients with preterm labor and intact membranes.
Hypertension was most common among the youngest and oldest mothers (affecting 8% and 11%, respectively), and rates of tobacco dependence and infection of the amniotic cavity declined with age (from 2-3% among teenagers to less than 2% among women aged 40 or older).
14,15) The sphere-derived cells were then transplanted into the amniotic cavity of the embryonic chicks prior to gastrulation to determine their pluripotentiality.
At the indicated times (15th-18th weeks of gestation), we collected 500 [micro]L of amniotic fluid from the amniotic cavity and immediately centrifuged it at 900g for 10 min; the supernatants were then stored at -70 [degrees]C until measurement.