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Amniocentesis-Glossary

Chromosome: A structure in a cell nucleus that consists of genes. In humans, 23 pairs of chromosomes, each pair containing one chromosome from each parent, carry the entire genetic code.

Down syndrome: A disorder caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21 and characterized by mental retardation and distinguishing physical features.

Abortions: Expulsion or extraction of the fetus from the womb before it is viable, usually before the 20th week of gestation.

Neural tube: structure in early fetal life that develops into the brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and spine.

Spina-bifida: In the spinal column through which the spinal cord may protrude.

Radiation: Energy carried by waves or by streams of particles. Various forms of radiation can be used in low doses to diagnose disease and in high doses to treat disease

Chemotherapeutic agents: Drugs used to treat cancer.

Metabolic: Having to do with metabolism.

Amniotic fluid: The fluid which, contained in the sac of membranes known as the amnion, surrounds the fetus and provides a shock absorber and a secondary vehicle for the exchange of body chemicals with the mother.

Fetus: Term for an unborn baby from the end of the 8th week after conception until birth

Alfa Feto Protein: A protein produced by fetal tissues and some types of cancers in adults. Usually undetectable in the blood of healthy nonpregnant adults.

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Dannien 

like aminocynthesis.. also for internal bleeding filling needle and leaving coagelants.. like when paracardian fills too much. [heart sack] a. - for small heart attack bleeding hearts, filling such hole in the vessels by an large amount of filler, (like salt?), to fill up hole in heart attack area. stopping the such bleeding. then add more blood if blood loss shows, for high blood pressure, relieve such pressure by draining alot of blood from body, thus to relieve too much blood pressure, or a little once in a while to drain some high pressure in blood. 1. - needle injected into head to relieve blood and its presssure of strokes and adding to it into the brain area, coagulants to stop up the internal brain bleeding. renewing cells and cleansing them as liquid and solids. a diabetic patch? to dispearse insulin through skin patch.. sugar detector for in foods seeing how much sugar is in a specific food substance.

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