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cavity

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

[′kav·əd·ē]
(biology)
A hole or hollow space in an organ, tissue, or other body part.
(electromagnetism)
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Caption: Figure 1: Semicircular stenosis, thought to influence adhesions in the uterus, was confirmed, and amniotic membrane sheets (tissues with a free edge visualized within the amniotic cavity) were identified (arrow).
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. Am J Obstet Gynecol.
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. Second, the patient had the history of two-time spontaneous abortion, especially missed abortion.
Miranda et al., "The diagnostic performance of the Mass Restricted (MR) score in the identification of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity or intra-amniotic inflammation is not superior to amniotic fluid interleukin-6," Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, vol.
Following rupture of membranes the mechanical protective barrier that isolates the fetus within the intra amniotic cavity is lost.
The amniotic cavity develops from epiblast and three germ layers endoderm mesoderm and ectoderm are developed from hypoblst.8
They then measured the amniotic fluid concentration of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and assessed for the presence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) by either culture or detection of microbial 16S ribosomal DNA.
Echebiri said he felt the test would be a good noninvasive alternative to the invasive standard test of indigo carmine dye injection into the amniotic cavity.
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.