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Effects of vibration frequency and tissue thickness on intrauterine sound levels in sheep.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1872355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pure-tone sinusoidal mechanical vibratory stimuli ranging in frequency from 4 to 4000 Hz were applied to the ventral abdominal wall of pregnant ewes, and intrauterine sound pressure levels were recorded with a hydrophone 5, 10, 15, and 20 cm from the surface. There were significant decreases in sound pressure levels with increasing frequencies (p less than 0.0001) and increasing depth (p = 0.01). There was no significant interaction between these two variables. An electronic artificial larynx was also activated on the abdominal wall, resulting in quite high sound pressure levels (mean, 119 dB) measured 5 cm from the surface, with a significant decrease in sound pressure levels as the thickness of the intervening maternal tissues increased (p = 0.005). These results suggest that the frequency of vibratory stimulus used and the thickness of the maternal abdominal wall could influence fetal response to the vibroacoustic stimulation test by affecting intrauterine sound pressure levels.
D S Richards; R M Abrams; K J Gerhardt; M E McCann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  In Vitro; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  165     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-16     Completed Date:  1991-09-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  438-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610.
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation
Pregnancy, Animal*
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