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- 16/06/2015 at 8:00 pm #4019
What is Meconium? Give the medical definition of Meconium. Define medical term ‘Meconium’.
- 19/06/2015 at 1:21 pm #4021
Dr. Aditya SardanaKeymaster
The term Meconium is a Latin word literally meaning “poppy juice”, and is derived from Greek “Mekonion” (poppy-juice, opium). Meconium is a dark green mass that collects in the intestines of a full-term fetus; it forms the first stools of a newborn. Meconium consists of secretions from the intestinal glands, bile pigments, mucus, epithelial cells, blood, fatty acids, lanugo (fine, soft hair on the body of fetus), and some amount of amniotic fluid.
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