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Diseases » Rh Disease » Glossary

Glossary for Rh Disease

  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • Brain damage: Damage to the brain from various causes
  • Fetal death: The death of a fetus
  • Fetal health conditions: Medical conditions affecting the health of a fetus while inside the pregnant mother.
  • Heart failure: Slow failure of the heart (cardiac insufficiency).
  • Hydrops fetalis: Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the fetus which can be fatal. Excessive fluid leaves the blood and enters the tissues. It can have non-immune and immune (mother's immune system destroys fetal red blood cells).
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Jaundice: Bile or liver problem causing yellowness.
  • Pregnancy-related conditions: Any condition that is related to or caused by pregnancy
  • Stillbirth: Where a woman delivers a child who is dead
  • Women-only conditions: Conditions affecting women (females), but not males.
  • Womens health conditions: Medical conditions related to women's health.


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