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Amnion

Amnion

(Science: anatomy, obstetrics) 1. a thin but tough extraembryonic membrane of reptiles, birds and mammals that lines the chorion and contains the foetus and the amniotic fluid around it. In mammals, it is derived from trophoblast by folding or splitting. 2. Thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals). The amnion is a fluid filled sac that forms around a foetus; its main function is to provide protection to the foetus.


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Re: Aminocentesis

... of genetic abnormalities and fetal infections, in which a small amount of amniotic fluid, which contains fetal tissues, is extracted from the amnion or amniotic sac surrounding a developing fetus, and the fetal DNA is examined for genetic abnormalities.

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by seders99
Fri May 01, 2009 3:09 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Aminocentesis
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foetus position

... is open and there is exposure to air? I think this isn't the answer because I thing the foetus is already on the correct possition before the amnion is broken... I am not sure this is the right forum for this question so please direct me to the correct place. thanks.

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by Paragonidae
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: foetus position
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Views: 4393

Evolution of reproduction: Mobility of cells

... require water(take note that external fertilization cannot occur on land - the eggs would dry up and sperm could not move). Also, the egg has an amnion, so there is no need for a water-dwelling larva. The organism develops entirely in that egg, the amnion being sorta like a fragment of the ancient ...

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by Heronumber0
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:46 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of reproduction: Mobility of cells
Replies: 6
Views: 4880

Evolution of reproduction: Mobility of cells

... require water(take note that external fertilization cannot occur on land - the eggs would dry up and sperm could not move). Also, the egg has an amnion, so there is no need for a water-dwelling larva. The organism develops entirely in that egg, the amnion being sorta like a fragment of the ancient ...

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by MrMistery
Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:51 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of reproduction: Mobility of cells
Replies: 6
Views: 4880

Extraembryonic Membranes

does anyone know exactly how the four membranes amnion yolk sac chorion, and allantois work to protect the embryo and egg?

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by vlc1500
Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:32 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Extraembryonic Membranes
Replies: 6
Views: 8785
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