vibroacoustic stimulation

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vibroacoustic stimulation (of the fetus)

A test of fetal responsiveness during pregnancy. A transducer is placed on the mother's abdomen, into which the transducer emits an oscillating sound. The fetal response is measured.
Synonym: fetal acoustic stimulation
See also: stimulation
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Vibroacoustic stimulation

In the biophysical profile, use of an artificial larynx to produce a loud noise to "awaken" the fetus.
Mentioned in: Antepartum Testing
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