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Meconium: Quiz


Question 1: In biology, meconium describes the ________ waste product from the pupal stage of an insect that is expelled through the anal opening of the adult upon eclosion from the pupa.
Lipid metabolismMetabolismAmino acid3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA lyase

Question 2: Unlike later feces, meconium is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus: intestinal epithelial cells, lanugo, mucus, amniotic fluid, ________, and water.
SecretinDigestionHuman gastrointestinal tractBile

Question 3: [3] In the USA, the results of meconium-testing run on a newborn can be turned in to ________ and other law enforcement agencies.
AdulteryFoster careContact (law)Child Protective Services

Question 4: The term Meconium derives from meconium-arion, meaning "________-like", in reference either to its tarry appearance or to Aristotle's belief that it induces sleep in the fetus.

Question 5: Meconium ileus is often the first sign of ________.
Coeliac diseaseCystic fibrosisPneumoniaMalignant hyperthermia

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