floppy infant syndrome


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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