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floppy baby syndrome

Colloquial term for an abnormally limp posture in an infant lying prone due to an inability to maintain flexed ligaments or muscles. Also called "floppy infant syndrome." We were only made aware of our child's spinal muscular atrophy when she began showing signs of floppy baby syndrome.
See also: baby, floppy, syndrome

floppy infant syndrome

Colloquial term for an abnormally limp posture in an infant lying prone due to an inability to maintain flexed ligaments or muscles. Also called "floppy baby syndrome." We were only made aware of our child's spinal muscular atrophy when she began showing signs of floppy infant syndrome.
See also: floppy, syndrome
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For erect, sturdy growth, give plants at least a half-day's sun; they survive in shady spots but look floppier.
Leads to the weakening of the heart muscle where the ventricles then enlarge as their muscular walls are weaker and floppier than normal.
I got floppier as each hour passed until we finally reached our destination after a mere four-hour delay at Bristol airport.
He went a bit floppier and I cradled him in my arms and I went into the hallway to phone for an ambulance.
The chips that I ate, though tasty, were floppier than John Prescott on a bad night.
There are also some enchanting little blue or mauve flowered sisyrinchiums and their stiff grassy foliage is a nice contrast with floppier plants.