baseline fetal heart rate


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base·line fe·tal heart rate

the average heart rate for a particular fetus during the diastolic phase of uterine contractions.
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baseline fetal heart rate

Abbreviation: FHR
The average range of beats per minute recorded within a 10-min time frame. The normal range is between 120 and 160 beats per minute.
See also: rate
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