premature infant

Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to premature infant: recessive inheritance, dominant inheritance
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for premature infant

an infant that is born prior to 37 weeks of gestation

References in periodicals archive ?
0% in term infants and from 4% to 25% in premature infants.
Prolacta Bioscience, the first and only company to offer human milk fortifier (HMF) made from 100% human breast milk for critically ill, premature infants, has announced their initial donation of $7500 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation([R]).
5,6 Herein we report a case of a premature infant misdiagnosed with tyrosinaemia for several weeks before HLH was diagnosed.
Baseline weights in the two groups of premature infants, who were born at an average of 27 weeks' gestation and began the study at an average age of about 30 weeks' postmenstrual age, were 970 g in the controls and 960 g in the infants who received target fortification.
Developmentally, premature infants often suffer from impairment with respect to several abilities including: the inability to suck or swallow; difficulty with nutrient processing/absorption (which may lead to cognitive impairment); smaller brain volume; and challenges to regulate body temperature (Gooding, 2010; Torpy, 2009).
In another research, the relationship between the unsolved mourning of a mother in relation to the birth of a premature infant and the safe attachment of mother-infant were also assessed in this case [23].
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a neovascular eye disease that affects the developing retina in premature infants and is a leading cause of preventable childhood blindness in developed and developing countries.
The premature infant, with an already immature gastrointestinal system, is the most at risk for infection from pathogens, which can lead to sepsis, gastrointestinal disturbances and NEC.
The study concluded that the introduction of total parenteral nutrition to very low birth weight premature infants resulted with early first tooth eruption.
The transition from gavage to nipple feeding is often difficult for the premature infant, and sometimes long-term problems develop, such as nipple aversion or aversion to oral feeding (Palmer, 1993).
Power had its privileges, and the least powerful among us were premature infants.
Physicians now know that the milk of women whose babies are born prematurely differs significantly from those who deliver at term and is much better suited to the unique needs of the premature infant.
Gregory Messenger, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter for removing his premature infant son from a respirator shortly after birth last year, was acquitted of the charges in early February after a two-week trial.
Scientists showed as early as 1972 that corticosteroid therapy, when used in pregnant women who risked premature delivery, could reduce the incidence and severity of breathing problems in the premature infant.
The aim of this study was to explore and describe the experience of becoming a grandmother to a premature infant.