amnihook

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a trademark. Blend of amniotic and hook

NounEdit

amnihook (plural amnihooks)

  1. (medicine) A baton with a slightly hooked end, used to perform amniotomy.
    • 2005, Roberta Pavy Ramont, Dolores Maldonado Niedringhaus, Mary Ann Towle, Comprehensive nursing care
      The physician/nurse midwife inserts an amnihook through the cervix and perforates the amniotic membranes. Labor contractions may begin within a few hours.
    • 2007, Denis Walsh, Evidence-based care for normal labour and birth: a guide for midwives (page 41)
      The conclusions suggest that every delivery suite should have, alongside the sundry ampoules of oxytocin and packs of disposable amnihooks, birthing pools available.
Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 15:22