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Amniocentesis

"Amniocentesis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Percutaneous transabdominal puncture of the uterus during pregnancy to obtain amniotic fluid. It is commonly used for fetal karyotype determination in order to diagnose abnormal fetal conditions.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Amniocentesis" by people in this website by year, and whether "Amniocentesis" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 30 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1982 and 1993
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