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Life Span Unit #1 Test
Chapter 3
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Physiology
02/08/2013

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Term
a standard measurement system that looks for a variety of indications of good health in newborns
Definition
Apgar Scale
Term
What does the Apgar stand for and what does it assess?
Definition

A-appearance (color)

P-pulse (heart rate)

G-grimace (reflex irritability)

A-actvity (muscle tone)

R-respiration (respiratory effort)

Term
a restriction of oxygen to the baby, lasting a few minutes during the birth process, that can produce brain damage
Definition
anoxia
Term
infants who are born prior to 38 weeks after conception (also known as premature infants)
Definition
preterm infants
Term
infants who weigh less than 2,500 grams (around 5.5 lbs) at birth
Definition
low-birthweight infants
Term
infants who, because of delayed fetal growth, weigh 90% (or less) of the average wight of infants of the same gestational age
Definition
small-for-gestation-age infants
Term
infants who weigh less than 1,250 grams (around 2.25 lbs) or, regardless of weight, have been in the womb less than 30 weeks
Definition
very-low-birthweight infants
Term
infants still unborn 2 weeks after the mother's due date
Definition
postmature infants
Term
What is the infant mortality rate?
Definition
7 deaths per 1,000 live births