cavity

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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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Under normal circumstances, the amniotic cavity does not contain bacteria, just as cerebrospinal fluid does not.
In fact, it raises more questions, such as how the fetus eliminates the DNA from its amniotic cavity.
He and his associates conducted a prospective study in which 41 pregnant women were divided into four groups according to the presence or absence of inflammation in the amniotic cavity, the fetus, both compartments, or neither.
At the indicated times, ranging between the 15th and 18th weeks of gestation, 500-[micro]L heparin-treated amniotic fluid samples taken from the amniotic cavity were immediately centrifuged at 900g for 10 min, and the supernatants were stored at -70 [degrees]C before measurement.