Apgar score

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an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant

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The largest ever study to look at the link between cognitive ability in teenagers and the Apgar test appears in next month's issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Today, nearly every newborn is checked out quickly and efficiently using the Apgar test.
The Apgar test is given twice, once a minute after birth, then again five minutes later.
Among the firsts credited to New Jersey physicians and researchers are the development of rehabilitative medicine and of the Apgar test, invented by Dr.