any of several disorders characterized by a variable cluster of birth defects that may include facial abnormalities, growth deficiency, mental retardation, and other impairments, caused by the mother’s consumption of alcohol during pregnancy.
noun 1. a pattern of birth defects caused by maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy: considered as one of the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Abbreviation: FAS. noun 1. a condition in newborn babies caused by excessive intake of alcohol by the mother during pregnancy: characterized by various defects including mental retardation fetal alcohol syndrome n. […]
- Fetal aspiration syndrome
fetal aspiration syndrome n. A syndrome resulting from meconium aspiration by the fetus and often leading to aspiration pneumonia.
- Fetal diagnosis
noun 1. prenatal determination of genetic or chemical abnormalities in a fetus, esp by amniocentesis
- Fetal distress syndrome
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.