from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. sudden infant death syndrome

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  • sudden infant death syndrome
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  • n. sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep


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  • The term SIDS is defined as the sudden death of an infant younger than one year of age that remains unexplained despite thorough medical investigation.

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  • But, Tackitt says, often the term SIDS comes up prematurely.

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  • And some are questioning whether the term SIDS remains relevant at all.

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  • Instead of the term SIDS, the certifiers used other terms, including "sudden infant death" and "sudden unexpected death in infancy."

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  • In Baltimore, public health officials have replaced the term "SIDS" with these ABCs: Alone.

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  • Threre seems to be a confusion between the term SIDS and infant suffocation.

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  • Asked if she can imagine dropping the term "SIDS" at some point, she says, "Oh yeah, I can imagine a time when we just talk about safe sleep.

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  • One of the things I learned about SIDS is how controversial it issometimes it turns out to be a convenient alibi for a child abuser, but sometimes grieving parents are unfairly cast under suspicion, compounding their tragedy.

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  • You put your finger right on itexactly as you say, SIDS is one of those modern mysteries that still manages to confound us, so I felt that it could offer a very authentic and intimate sort of realism to a novel.

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  • Sudden infant death syndrome, more commonly known as SIDS, is a condition in which an infant dies suddenly for unexplained reasons in their sleep.

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