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1. Fetal
Of or relating to a fetus

2. Fetal alcohol syndrome
Fetal alcohol syndrome is found in children whose mothers are alcoholics and its symptoms include: low birth weight, mental retardation (IQ in the 60's), and facial and heart birth defects.

3. Fetal calf serum
The serum originating from embryonic calves. It is used as an important part of growth media for promoting the growth of tissue culture s. It is not known what causes the tissue cultures to grow, but it probably has to do with growth hormone s and other growth factors.

4. Fetal circulation
This is the blood circulation in a fetus . It is distinct from newborn and adult circulation in the following aspects: * in fetal circulation, the cardiac output not only has to perfuse the body, but also the placenta (55% of output goes to the placenta). * the umbilical cord connects the placenta to the fetus, blood from the fetal heart enters the placenta via the umbilical artery * the umbilical vein contains oxygenated blood as versus the artery in newborn or adults containing oxygenated blood. * there are two umbilical arteries and one umbilical vein . * the pressure of the right heart chambers in the fetal circulation is higher than that of the left chambers, as a result, blood from right atrium passes through the foremen ovale to the left atrium, and blood from pulmonary artery passes through the ductus arteriosus to the aorta .

5. Fetal heart rate monitoring (FHR monitoring)
This is a means to assess the well-being of the fetus . Both the fetal heart rate and its changes with each uterine contraction are often monitored. The methods to monitor fetal heart rate are: Doppler ultrasound , phonocardiography, or scalp electrode. The uterine contractions are often measured by a strain gauge applied externally on the abdominal wall (the tocotransducer). The basal fetal heart rate (normal 120-160 beats/min), beat-to-beat variability (normal 5-15/min), and patterns of acceleration and deceleration with each contraction are obtained.

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