fetal heart sound


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fetal heart sound

Etymology: L, fetus, fruitful; AS, heorte + L, sonus, sound
a sound produced by the heart of a fetus, as detected by auscultation or by electronic fetal monitoring. The heart begins beating at about 14 days of intrauterine life.

fetal heart sound

The sound made by the fetal heart.
See also: sound
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We begin the review of the history of listening to the fetal heart sounds by defining auscultation.
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On clinical examination their blood pressure was recorded, symphysiofundal height was measured, fetal heart sounds were recorded.