fetal hypoxia

hypoxia in a fetus in the womb, caused by conditions such as inadequate placental function (often abruptio placentae), preeclamptic toxicity, prolapse of the umbilical cord, or complications from anesthetic administration.
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Fetal Hypoxia

Decreased levels of oxygen in the fetal blood stream. Maternal complications such as HELLP syndrome, pre-eclampsia, placenta previa, placental abruption, poorly controlled diabetes and low levels of amniotic fluid all contribute to fetal hypoxia. Severe hypoxia can lead to irreversible damage to the brain and other organs. Broader term(s): Hyp...
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