fetal monitor


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fetal monitor

1. A monitor that detects and displays fetal heartbeat.
2. Assessment of fetus in utero with respect to its heart rate by use of electrocardiogram or by chemical analysis of the amniotic fluid or fetal blood. See: fetal heart rate monitoring; fetal monitoring in utero
See also: monitor
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