fetal distress syndrome


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fetal distress syndrome

n.
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.
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fetal distress syndrome

Obstetrics Intrauterine fetal hypoxia caused by prematurity or antepartum maternal infection, DM, eclampsia, HDN, hemorrhage, and others Clinical Tachycardia >160/min or bradycardia <100/min, which carries a worse prognosis, and ↓ pH
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