noun. An insufficiency of amniotic fluid, that can result in mechanical interference with fetal motion leading to potential congenital impairments, like clubfoot, torticollis, muscular dystrophy, or brain injury.

OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS: "Oligohydraminos can be treated by way of delivering more fluid substitutions into the amniotic sac to prolong the birth of the child."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/oligohydramnios/ (accessed April 19, 2021).