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Fetal diagnosis

prenatal determination of genetic or chemical abnormalities in a fetus, esp by amniocentesis


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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 dystocia n. A difficult delivery due to an abnormality in the shape, size, or position of the fetus.

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    fetal hemoglobin n. The predominant form of hemoglobin in a fetus and a newborn. Normally present in small amounts in an adult, it may be abnormally elevated in certain forms of anemia.

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