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floppy baby syndrome

Colloquial term for an abnormally limp posture in an infant when he or she is 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 when he or she is 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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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.
Some of the very serious car-testers on magazines, the ones who sleep in Nomex fire-proof pyjamas and have so much testosterone in their systems they can use the energy to heat their houses, have commented that the Spyder is a bit heavier and floppier than the coupe R8.
The day has finally arrived for David Tennant to make his lastever appearance as the 10th Time Lord, before he regenerates into the younger, floppier haired Matt Smith in the spring.