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uniform decelerationObstetrics A fetal heart rate response to uterine contractions that is symmetrical and has a uniform temporal relationship therewith Early deceleration Type I Dip Due to vagal stimulation elicited in the 1st stage of labor by fetal head compression and Late deceleration Type II Dip Due to uteroplacental insufficiency, potentially associated with a less favorable outcome and may signal early vasomotor lability. Cf Variable deceleration.
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