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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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According to Britney's parents, their daughter showed every symptom, including fever, floppiness and a rash which does not fade when pressed with a glass.
In babies, symptoms include fever, cold hands and feet, vomiting, going off food, dislike of being handled, floppiness, pale complexion, high- pitched moaning, sleeplessness and lethargy.
Miss O'Neill told the jury: "This would have been evidenced at the very least by floppiness and could not fail to have been observed by a competent doctor who had examined him properly.
PEHO usually causes severe seizures or fits, a swelling of the hands and feet, floppiness and visual problems.
He took a closer look at Sam's floppiness and noticed his bifid uvula (a cleft in the soft hanging structure at the back of the throat) and small head.
However, small babies may also suffer from a tense or bulging spot on top of their heads, blotched or pale skin, a refusal to feed, a shrill cry and body stiffness or floppiness.
Instead of telling me how to dunk a biscuit for optimum floppiness - before that fateful moment of collapse - or how long I spend shopping, they could be getting into the history of the dropped trouser.
The symptoms are tiredness, floppiness and convulsions.
In babies and infants the symptoms include (though not necessarily at the same time) high temperature and fever, cold hands and feet, high pitched moaning, blank, staring expression, pale, blotchy complexion, neck retraction with arching of back, floppiness, difficult to wake or lethargic and a bulging fontanelle (soft spot on babies' heads).
Kristian was vomiting, showing signs of floppiness, had a high temperature, a blank stare and was making a high pitched moaning sound.