Infusion of warmed saline through an intrauterine catheter during labor, for umbilical cord compromise due to low volume of amnionic fluid, or for thick meconium in labor.

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am·nio·in·fu·sion (am″ne-o-in-fuґzhən) introduction of solutions into the amnion, as to induce abortion, to counteract the late decelerations caused by cord compression, or to dilute thick meconium.

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