Rupture of the amniotic membrane. [amnio- + G. rhexis, rupture]

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am·ni·or·rhex·is (am″ne-o-rekґsis) [amnio- + -rrhexis] rupture of the amnion.

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  • Rupture of membranes — (ROM) or amniorrhexis is a term used during pregnancy to describe a rupture of the amniotic sac.[1] Normally, or spontaneously ,[2] it occurs at full term at the onset of, or during, labor. This is colloquially known as breaking water. A… …   Wikipedia

  • Преждевременное излитие околоплодных вод — Преждевременный разрыв плодных оболочек (ПРПО) – это осложнение беременности, характеризующееся нарушением целостности оболочек плодного пузыря и излитием околоплодных вод (до начала родовой деятельности) на любом сроке беременности. Часто воды… …   Википедия

  • rupture of membranes — noun The rupture of the amniotic sac, whether naturally at the onset of labour, occurring prematurely, or artificially induced. Syn: amniorrhexis, breaking water …   Wiktionary

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