fetal asphyxia


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fetal asphyxia

[′fēd·əl əs′fik·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Deprivation of oxygen to the fetus due to interference with its blood supply.
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Vintzileos and colleagues, published in 1993, showed a significant decrease in perinatal death associated with fetal asphyxia, the reason for the results' lack of correlation with the results of the other trials was unknown.
Prevalence of Intrapartum Fetal Asphyxia Rate per 1,000 live births Preterm Term Overall prevalence 73 25 Mild 38 21 Moderate/severe 35 4 Source: J.
MIAMI BEACH -- Use of biophysical profiling to enable swift delivery at the first sign of fetal asphyxia appears to be associated with a reduced risk of attention-deficit disorder and several other disorders later in life.

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