Amnion

(BAN, rINN)

Chemical information

Amnios.

Profile

Human extra-embryonic fetal membranes comprise an inner amniotic membrane, the amnion, and an outer membrane, the chorion. Amnion is used in ocular surgery for a range of conditions. Both amnion and combined membranes have been used as a dressing for raw wounds including chronic ulcers and burns.
Published December 15, 2018.