Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being premature, or too early in development.
- n. the condition of a baby being premature
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being premature; early, or untimely, ripeness.
- n. the state of being premature
- premature + -ity (Wiktionary)
“This collaborative encouraged cooperation and communication between pediatricians and obstetricians, which helped because the pediatricians (who get stuck taking care of babies with the problems of late-term prematurity) got to drive the point home to the obstetricians (who deliver the babies and often don't learn about the problems that develop later).”
“A premature infant with retinopathy of prematurity is examined by a pediatric opthamologist.”
“The study "reminds us that prematurity is a very significant health problem that lasts a lifetime," says David Adamkin, a spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics, who was not involved in the paper.”
“Retinopathy of prematurity occurs when premature babies with immature retinas experience an obstruction in blood flow into the retina.”
“Cynthia was born preterm and suffers from retinopathy of prematurity, which is essentially a damaged retina.”
“I am reminded of Gunther Stent's notion of "prematurity" in the sciences (see Hidden Histories of Science, edited by Robert Silvers, New York Review Books, 1995), but clearly in the case of Stroud, highly personal considerations are paramount too.”
“Of course, Bleignier-Baker's view of multiple births stands in stark contrast to that of Nadya Suleman, whose delivery of octuplets Jan. 26 galvanized Americans, many of whom hadn't given much thought to the risks of multiple births, such as prematurity and low birth weight, which can cause health problems at birth and lifelong disabilities.”
“Many babies are considered 'at risk' for having behavioral, emotional or cognitive problems, especially as they reach school age, because of prenatal factors such as prematurity or substance exposure and postnatal factors like poverty or violence.”
“A more recent population-based cohort found a relative risk of 3.7 for hospitalization for UTI in the first year of life in uncircumcised boys. 16 A similar relative risk (4.8) was detected in another case-control study. 17The reliability of many studies examining circumcision status and UTI in infant males is weakened by lack of controls for potential confounders such as prematurity, extent of breastfeeding, and the method of urine collection used to identify bacteriuria.”
“Babies with risk factors such as prematurity or heart conditions may quality for an immunization against RSV.”
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