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Amniotic Fluid: Not Just Fetal Urine Anymore

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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.

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Underwood, M., Gilbert, W. & Sherman, M. Amniotic Fluid: Not Just Fetal Urine Anymore. J Perinatol 25, 341–348 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.jp.7211290

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