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Descriptor English: Fetal Distress
Descriptor Spanish: Sufrimiento Fetal
Descriptor Portuguese: Sofrimento Fetal
Descriptor French: Souffrance foetale
Entry term(s): Fetal Status, Nonreassuring
Nonreassuring Fetal Status
Tree number(s): C23.888.380
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005316
Scope note: A nonreassuring fetal status (NRFS) indicating that the FETUS is compromised (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 1988). It can be identified by sub-optimal values in FETAL HEART RATE; oxygenation of FETAL BLOOD; and other parameters.
Annotation: do not confuse with RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME, NEWBORN (postnatal)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Fetal Diseases (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 1975
History Note: 1975
DeCS ID: 5427
Unique ID: D005316
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1975/09/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Fetal Distress - Preferred
Concept UI M0008399
Scope note A nonreassuring fetal status (NRFS) indicating that the FETUS is compromised (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 1988). It can be identified by sub-optimal values in FETAL HEART RATE; oxygenation of FETAL BLOOD; and other parameters.
Preferred term Fetal Distress
Entry term(s) Fetal Status, Nonreassuring
Nonreassuring Fetal Status



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