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dc.contributor.authorBrazzo, Joseph Anthonyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-03T15:17:57Z
dc.date.available2016-03-03T15:17:57Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/14699
dc.description.abstractThe amniotic membrane and the amniotic fluid are one of life's most complex and delicate tissues and fluids, respectively. What was known about this tissue and fluid prior to the 20th century was extremely limited scientifically, but was significantly defined by beliefs entrenched in mysticism, folklore, and superstitions. A comprehensive literature review of the amniotic membrane tissue and amniotic fluid reveals the many unique and complex characteristics and biological properties that been heavily investigated since the turn of the 20th century and continues to surge into the 21st century. The historical perspectives, evolution, derivation, histology, structure, and composition of the amniotic membrane; and historical perspectives, volume and regulation, and cellular and non-cellular composition of the amniotic fluid are discussed here and are coalesced for an easy and comprehensible resource. Lastly, future perspectives regarding research and application of the amniotic membrane and amniotic fluid, including stem cells are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectDevelopmental biologyen_US
dc.subjectAmniotic fluiden_US
dc.subjectAmniotic fluid stem cellsen_US
dc.subjectAmniotic membraneen_US
dc.subjectAmniotic mesenchymal stem cellsen_US
dc.subjectAmniotic stem cellsen_US
dc.titleA comprehensive review of the amniotic membrane and amniotic fluiden_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2016-01-22T18:57:40Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMedical Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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