Montevideo units


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Montevideo units

(mon-tĕ-vi-dā'ō),
a measure of uterine contraction intensity in labor expressed as the sum of the intensity of each contraction within a 10-min period, with intensity defined as the peak pressure achieved by the contraction minus the baseline tone.
[from Montevideo, Argentina, where developed]
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If an intrauterine pressure catheter was in place, measurement in Montevideo units should have been less than 300 mm Hg, with baseline resting tone of less than 25 mm Hg.