sudden infant death syndrome

sudden infant death syndrome n death of an apparently healthy infant usu. before one year of age that is of unknown cause and occurs esp. during sleep abbr. SIDS called also cot death, crib death

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(SIDS) the sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant, typically occurring between the ages of three weeks and five months, and not explained by careful postmortem studies; called also cot death and crib death.

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  • Sudden infant death syndrome — Classification and external resources ICD 10 R95 ICD 9 798.0 …   Wikipedia

  • sudden infant death syndrome — n. the sudden death, of unknown cause, of an apparently healthy infant, usually during sleep …   English World dictionary

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome — Sudden .Infant Death .Syndrome n [U] SIDS technical when a baby stops breathing and dies while it is sleeping, for no known reason American Equivalent: crib deathBritish Equivalent: cot death …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sudden infant death syndrome — sudden infant death ,syndrome noun uncount SIDS: CRIB DEATH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sudden infant death syndrome —   [sʌdn ɪnfənt deθ sɪndrəʊm, englisch], der plötzliche Kindstod …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 R95 Plötzlicher Kindstod …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sudden infant death syndrome — Pathol. death from the sudden cessation of breathing (apnea) of a seemingly healthy infant, almost always during sleep, sometimes traceable to a chronic oxygen deficiency. Abbr.: SIDS Also called crib death; esp. Brit., cot death. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • sudden infant death syndrome — noun sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep • Syn: ↑SIDS, ↑infant death, ↑crib death, ↑cot death • Hypernyms: ↑death, ↑sleep apnea * * * noun [noncount] technical …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome — crib death, syndrome in which healthy infants die from unknown causes (usually during sleep) , SIDS …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sudden infant death syndrome — noun The sudden and unexplained death of an infant aged one month to one year, normally while sleeping. Syn: crib death, cot death …   Wiktionary


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