a pattern of birth defects caused by maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy: considered as one of the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
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.
A complex of birth defects including cardiac, cranial, facial, or neural abnormalities and physical and mental growth retardation, occurring in an infant due to excess alcohol consumption by the mother during pregnancy.
fetal alcohol syndrome
A syndrome of congenital defects caused by maternal alcohol abuse during pregnancy and characterized by any of various abnormalities, including growth and mental retardation, cranial and facial malformations, and cardiac defects.
- 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.
- Fetal dystocia
fetal dystocia n. A difficult delivery due to an abnormality in the shape, size, or position of the fetus.