fetal distress(redirected from Fetal stress)
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Related to Fetal stress: fetal distress
nonreassuring fetal status
abnormal fetal heart rate or rhythm on electronic monitoring, suggesting fetal ischemia.
Synonym(s): fetal distress
A nonspecific clinical diagnosis indicating pathology in the fetus. The distress, which may be due to lack of oxygen, is judged by fetal heart rate or biochemical changes in the amniotic fluid or fetal blood.
See also: distress