Definition of Hydramnios

1. Noun. An abnormality of pregnancy; accumulation of excess amniotic fluid.

Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality



Medical Definition of Hydramnios

1. An abnormal condition of pregnancy characterised by an excess of amnionic fluid. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydramnios

hydragogue
hydragogues
hydralazine
hydralazine hydrochloride
hydralazine syndrome
hydralazines
hydralike
hydrallostane
hydram
hydramide
hydramides
hydramine
hydramines
hydramitrazine tartrate
hydramnion
hydramnios (current term)
hydrams
hydranencephaly
hydrangea
hydrangea family
hydrangeas
hydrant
hydranth
hydranths
hydrants
hydrargochloride
hydrargochlorides
hydrargyria
hydrargyrism
hydrargyrum

Literary usage of Hydramnios

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1. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1887)
"hydramnios cannot depend on a general dropsical diathesis in the mother, ... Children born of pregnancies complicated by hydramnios often present some ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"PUNCTURE OF THE UTERUS THROUGH THE ABDOMINAL WALL FOR hydramnios. ... A diagnosis was then made, twin pregnancy with hydramnios of one foetus. ..."

3. A Compend of obstetrics, especially adapted to the use of medical students by Henry Gardner Landis, William Hughes Wells (1915)
"hydramnios What is hydramnios? An excess in the amount of liquor ... What is the etiology of hydramnios? There are various theories, as follows: 1. ..."

4. Quarterly Compendium of Medical Science by D. G. Brinton (1884)
"7,1884: The pathology of hydramnios has long engaged the attention of obstetricians, and has been the subject of much critical and polemic writing. Prof. ..."

5. Moral problems in hospital practice by Patrick A. Finney (1922)
"28 to 60) hydramnios Question 14: In an acute case of hydramnios, in which the mother's life is endangered to a degree where expectant treatment could not ..."

6. Obstetrics; a Manual for Students and Practitioners by David James Evans (1900)
"hydramnios, or Dropsy of the Amnion. Definition : The conventional limit of the quantity of ... Should this be exceeded the condition of hydramnios exists. ..."

7. A Text-book of obstetrics by Barton Cooke Hirst (1902)
"The cause of the hydramnios, however, is most frequently found in the fetus, while the combined action of both mother and fetus in a single case is rare, ..."

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