Links to related WWW sites with Histological images for Gastrointestinal Tract system.
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Loyola University Medical Education Network (LUMEN- Histology)
University of WA- Department of Anatomy and Human Biology
University of Kansas Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (JayDoc HistoWeb)
Harvard Medical School (MedWeb)
The College of Medicine at the University of Florida (Histology Tutorial)
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meconium The gastrointestinal contents that accumulate in the intestines during the fetal period. This material is a mixture of liver bile and glandular secretions, amniotic fluid, and cellular debris. Meconium is also used to describe the first postnatal rectal discharge from the neonate. Fetal stress in the third trimester or at parturition can lead to premature meconium discharge, into the amniotic fluid and ingestion by the fetus (meconium aspiration syndrome) and damage to respiratory function. Damage to placental vessels meconium myonecrosis may also occur. (More? Birth | Gastrointestinal Tract Notes | Respiratory Notes)
meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) Fetal stress in the third trimester, prior to/at/ or during parturition can lead to premature meconium discharge into the amniotic fluid and sunsequent ingestion by the fetus and damage to respiratory function. Damage to placental vessels meconium myonecrosis may also occur.