electronic fetal monitor


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electronic fetal monitor

n.
An electronic device used during labor to monitor fetal heartbeat and maternal uterine contractions.
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Noun1.electronic fetal monitor - an electronic monitor that monitors fetal heartbeat and the mother's uterine contractions during childbirth
monitor - a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble
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The same line of questioning applies to the tools we employ to assist us in labor and delivery, including one of the most ubiquitous ones--the electronic fetal monitor.
Tenders are invited for Electronic Fetal Monitor Specification: 1.
Induced labor occurs in a hospital, where the woman is hooked up to at least one intravenous line and an electronic fetal monitor.
While an electronic fetal monitor was being applied, the patient experienced severe acute abdominal pain with radiation to low back pain, then nausea followed by vomiting and excruciating headache.
Prior to doing my obstetric/gynecological rotation, I had read in my medical textbook that using an electronic fetal monitor during delivery did not reduce the most serious complication (cerebral palsy) of hypoxia, and in fact, using the fetal monitor only increased the risk of unnecessary C-sections.
The electronic fetal monitor wires the woman into the hospital's computer system, bringing birth into the Information Age.

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