tocodynamometer


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Related to tocodynamometer: Intrauterine Pressure Catheter

to·co·dy·na·mom·e·ter

(tō'kō-dī'nă-mom'ĕ-tĕr),
An instrument for measuring the force of uterine contractions.
Synonym(s): tocometer
[toco- + G. dynamis, force, + metron, measure]

to·co·dy·na·mom·e·ter

(tō'kō-dī'nă-mom'ĕ-tĕr)
An instrument for measuring the force of uterine contractions.
[toco- + G. dynamis, force, + metron, measure]

tocodynamometer

, tokodynamometer (tō″kō-dī″nă-mom′ĕt-ĕr) [ toco- + dynamometer]
A device for estimating the force of uterine contractions in labor.
tocodynamometry (-mom′ĕ-trē)
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At the same time a TOCOdynamometer was positioned on the abdominal surface together with an intrauterine pressure catheter (ACCU-Trace) to obtain the TOCO and IUP readings, respectively.
This strategy combines patient education on preterm delivery with home uterine contraction monitoring using a portable tocodynamometer, which can transmit data over telephone lines to obstetric centers for interpretation.[53] Patients generally monitor their uterine activity for a prescribed period of times each day.
The bursts of uterine electrical activity that correspond to contractions were manually segmented, based on the tocodynamometer signal recorded simultaneously.
(3) Patients were continuously monitored for an additional 30 minutes with an external fetal heart rate monitor and a uterine tocodynamometer. (4) Patients were instructed to call or return if contractions occurred as often as 5 minutes apart.