fetal souffle


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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
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