amnioscopy
Examination of the amniotic fluid in the lowest part of the amniotic sac by means of an endoscope introduced through the cervical canal. [amnio- + G. skopeo, to view]

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am·ni·os·co·py .am-nē-'äs-kə-pē n, pl -pies visual observation of the amnion and its contents by means of an endoscope

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n.
examination of the inside of the amniotic sac by means of an instrument (amnioscope) that is passed through the abdominal wall. This allows the developing fetus within the cavity to be viewed directly. Cervical amnioscopy, performed late in pregnancy, enables the amniotic sac to be inspected through the cervix (neck) of the uterus, using a different instrument (a fetoscope). When transilluminated, its fluid volume can be appraised without puncture of the amnion and any meconium observed.

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am·ni·os·co·py (am″ne-osґkə-pe) direct observation of the fetus and the color and amount of the amniotic fluid by means of a specially designed endoscope inserted through the uterine cervix.

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  • amnioscopy — am·ni·os·co·py (ăm nē ŏsʹkə pē) n. pl. am·ni·os·co·pies Examination of the amniotic cavity and fetus using an optical instrument that is inserted directly into the amniotic cavity.   [amnion + scopy.]   amʹni·o·scope ( ə skōp ) n. * * * …   Universalium

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