biophysical profile

a physiological assessment of fetal wellbeing, based on scores for each of the following: fetal breathing, fetal movement, fetal tone, and amniotic fluid volume (as observed on ultrasound) and fetal heart rate (measured by cardiotocography). The maximum score is 10 (with 2 points for each component).

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