Wednesday, 7 September 2011

3.12 Amniotic fluid

Understand how the developing embryo is protected by amniotic fluid.

In the space between the uterus and the embryo there is amniotic fluid which protects the developing embryo - if the fluid which is largely water cannot be compressed it absorbs the pressure. If any blows force is applied to the outside uterus wall, the pressure will be absorbed to protect the embryo.


  1. Just read through this terms blogs (to date) this is great work. My only concern is that continuous text is more difficult to remember than bullet points.

  2. the fluid supports the foetus as it cannot support its own weight as the bones are not calcified (hard).