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Montevideo units

Pronunciation: mon-te-vi-da'o

Definition: a measure of uterine contraction intensity in labor expressed as the sum of the intensity of each contraction within a 10-min period, with intensity defined as the peak pressure achieved by the contraction minus the baseline tone.

[from Montevideo, Uruguay, where developed]

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