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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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I was told of the dread of "sagginess" or "floppiness" instilled at an early age, the "pencil trick" for determining it, and the technique of wearing a bra to bed to stave it off.
It gives the surgeon precise measurements on septum thickness and how deep he needs to go into the left ventricle to excise the midseptal bulge, as well as to evaluate the length and floppiness of the mitral valve leaflets, papillary muscle abnormalities and/or anomalous insertion (better evaluated by TEE).
Carnitine treatment is worth considering if the patient has: carnitine deficiency as proven by test measures; hyperammonemia; or symptoms of apathy, lethargy, listlessness, anorexia, constipation, nausea, vomiting, weakness, or hypotonia (muscle floppiness).
The conditions were difficult for both teams and that created a carelessness and floppiness in our play and we gave the ball away too much.
Apparently an "unusual cry" in a baby is worth two points, "floppiness" four, and if you tot up 13-19 points, you are told ...
In the development lab, where wafers are handled one at a time using vacuum wands, floppiness and distortion are merely an annoyance.
She was also born with Bronchomalacia - a floppiness of the bronchi - meaning she has trouble breathing on her own as her left lung doesn't work.
If there are more severe symptoms, like high temperature, breathing problems, floppiness or rash, take your baby to see your GP in case anything else is causing these reactions.
Two of these mechanisms are epiglottic collapse secondary to the posterior displacement of the tongue and floppiness of the epiglottic structure.
Flu-like illness with a high temperature * Cold hands and feet * Joint and or limb pain * Mottled or very pale skin AS INFECTION DEVELOPS: * Neck stiffness * Severe headache * Vomiting * Eyes become sensitive to the light * Drowsiness * A distinctive rash of red or purple spots that look like bruises and do not fade when pressed * In infants - high-pitched moaning or whimpering cry, floppiness and a tense or bulging fontanelle (soft part of the skull).
Symptoms include brittle hair, feeding difficulties, irritability, lack of muscle tone and floppiness (hypotonia), low body temperature, mental deterioration, rosy cheeks, seizures, skeletal changes.
Symptoms include the head falling to one side, not wanting to crawl on the stomach, and a general floppiness. The only way to be sure is to take your son to your GP.
It took doctors two years to diagnose PEHO Syndrome, which causes severe seizures or fits, swelling of the hands and feet, floppiness and vision problems.
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 a newborn it can be identified by decreased consciousness; seizures; brain swelling; severe hypotonia (floppiness); EEG (electroencephalogram) irregularities; and the abnormal functioning of other organs, such as the kidney, heart, liver, or lungs.