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  Meconium



Meconium

    A newborn's first bowel movements, which are dark, sticky, and usually greenish-black, and last for the first few days of the infant's life. If meconium is visible in the amniotic fluid prior to delivery, it can be a sign that the fetus is in distress.

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Bowel
Another word for the small and large intestines.

Meconium
A newborn's first bowel movements, which are dark, sticky, and usually greenish-black, and last for the first few days of the infant's life. If meconium is visible in the amniotic fluid prior to delivery, it can be a sign that the fetus is in distress.

Delivery
See drug delivery.

Sign
An objective manifestation of a pathological condition. Signs are observed by the examiner rather than reported by the affected individual.

Fetus
The stage of human development from 10 weeks' gestation until birth.



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Meconium

Medical tests
Procedures used to assess the condition of a patient. They range from noninvasive, such as listening to a heartbeat, to invasive, such as a spinal tap.

Membranes
Also know as the bag of waters, this thin sac contains the amniotic fluid and the fetus. The membranes will either rupture spontaneously during labor or be ruptured to speed up labor.

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