fetal distress syndrome


An abnormal condition of a fetus during gestation or at the time of delivery, marked by altered heart rate or rhythm and leading to compromised blood flow or changes in blood chemistry.

Nearby words

  1. fetal age,
  2. fetal alcohol spectrum disorder,
  3. fetal alcohol syndrome,
  4. fetal aspiration syndrome,
  5. fetal diagnosis,
  6. fetal dystocia,
  7. fetal hemoglobin,
  8. fetal hydrops,
  9. fetal medicine,
  10. fetal membrane

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