Definition of Foetal distress

1. Noun. An abnormal condition of a fetus; usually discovered during pregnancy and characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm.

Exact synonyms: Fetal Distress
Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality

Medical Definition of Foetal distress

1. Compromise of the foetus during the antepartum period (before labour) or intrapartum period (birth process). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foetal Distress

foetal adrenal cortex
foetal age
foetal alcohol effects
foetal alcohol syndrome
foetal anoxia
foetal aspiration syndrome
foetal attitude
foetal blood
foetal bradycardia
foetal calf serum
foetal circulation
foetal cotyledon
foetal death
foetal death rate
foetal development
foetal distress (current term)
foetal doppler study
foetal dystocia
foetal electrocardiography
foetal erythroblastosis
foetal fracture
foetal gigantism
foetal growth retardation
foetal habitus
foetal haemoglobin
foetal heart
foetal heart rate
foetal hydrops

Literary usage of Foetal distress

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"By foetal distress we mean any change in the character of the fœtal heart, ... The uterus did not relax well between pains and foetal distress was apparant. ..."

2. Heartache of Motherhood by Joyce Nicholson (1983)
"The theory is called the maternal-foetal distress syndrome, meaning that if the mother is distressed, it passes through to the foetus and the foetus becomes ..."

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