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  • Described the artificial maternal circulation installed in every bottle at Metre 112; showed them the reservoir of blood-surrogate, the centrifugal pump that kept the liquid moving over the placenta and drove it through the synthetic lung and waste product filter.

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  • To screen for birth defects, she had amniocentesis — a medical procedure in which a doctor inserts a long needle through the belly and into the placenta to withdraw amniotic fluid.
  • Here’s what happened: Nick got home just after four, a bulb of beer and cigarettes and fried-egg odor attached to him, a placenta of stink.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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