Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms.
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
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
In the biophysical profile, use of an artificial larynx to produce a loud noise to "awaken" the fetus.
Mentioned in: Antepartum Testing
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.