Amniotic fluid: Not just fetal urine anymore

Mark Underwood, William M. Gilbert, Michael P. Sherman

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Amniotic fluid (AF) is a complex substance essential to fetal well-being. This article reviews recent discoveries and the current understanding of the origin and circulation of AF and its nutritive, protective, and diagnostic functions. Future directions for AF research are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-348
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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