fetal souffle


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Related to fetal souffle: funic souffle

fe·tal souf·fle

a blowing murmur, synchronous with the fetal heart beat, sometimes only systolic and sometimes continuous, heard on auscultation over the pregnant uterus.

fe·tal souf·fle

(fē'tăl sū'fĕl)
A blowing murmur, synchronous with the fetal heart beat, sometimes only systolic and sometimes continuous, heard on auscultation over the pregnant uterus.

fetal souffle

A purring sound heard over the pregnant uterus and having the same rate as the fetal heartbeat. The sound is caused by blood flowing through vessels in the umbilical cord. Synonym: funic souffle
See also: souffle

souffle

a soft, blowing auscultatory sound.

cardiac souffle
any heart murmur of a blowing quality.
fetal souffle
a murmur sometimes heard over the pregnant uterus, supposed to be due to compression of the umbilical cord.
funic souffle, funicular souffle
a hissing souffle synchronous with fetal heart sounds, probably from the umbilical cord.
placental souffle
a souffle supposed to be produced by the blood current in the placenta; called also placental bruit.
uterine souffle
a sound made by the blood within the arteries of the gravid uterus.