fetal hypoxia

fetal hypoxia
hypoxia in utero, caused by conditions such as inadequate placental function (often abruptio placentae), preeclamptic toxicity, prolapse of the umbilical cord, or complications from anesthetic administration. See also fetal asphyxia under asphyxia and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy under encephalopathy.

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