tocodynamometer

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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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Clinically, there are some risk scoring system (Assessment of cervical length by manual or ultrasound examination, monitoring of uterine activity clinically or by tocodynamometry and vaginal bleeding by pelvic examination), which can predict preterm labour.
Tocodynamometry demonstrated uterine irritability and contractions; however, her cervical exam remained unchanged from her evaluation one week before.
Internal tocodynamometry during induced or augmented labor failed to reduce the rate of operative deliveries compared with external monitoring of uterine contractions, according to a report.
Nor did internal tocodynamometry improve the rate of adverse neonatal outcomes, the use of analgesia, the use of antibiotics, or duration of labor in a multicenter trial comparing the two approaches, according to Jannet J.H.
Internal tocodynamometry is advocated by professional obstetric societies because it "is thought to quantify the frequency, duration, and magnitude of uterine activity more accurately" than external monitoring.
They were randomized to internal tocodynamometry (734 patients) or external monitoring (722 patients).
* Use tocodynamometry to detect uterine contractions.