Apgar score
noun Etymology: Virginia Apgar died 1974 American anesthesiologist Date: 1962 an index used to evaluate the condition of a newborn infant based on a rating of 0, 1, or 2 for each of the five characteristics of color, heart rate, response to stimulation of the sole of the foot, muscle tone, and respiration with 10 being a perfect score

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  • Apgar score — [ap′gär΄] n. a quantitative rating test with a maximum of ten used to measure the vital signs of a newborn a minute or so after birth: a score greater than seven signifies good health …   English World dictionary

  • APGAR-Score — Virginia Apgar Der Apgar Score ist ein Punkteschema, mit dem sich der klinische Zustand von Neugeborenen standardisiert beurteilen lässt. Mit Hilfe dieses Scores gelingt es, die Anpassung an das Leben außerhalb der Gebärmutter und die Überführung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Apgar-Score — Virginia Apgar Der Apgar Score ist ein Punkteschema, mit dem sich der klinische Zustand von Neugeborenen standardisiert beurteilen lässt. Mit Hilfe dieses Scores gelingt es, die Anpassung an das Leben außerhalb der Gebärmutter und die Überführung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Apgar score — The Apgar score was devised in 1952 by Dr. Virginia Apgar as a simple and repeatable method to quickly and summarily assess the health of newborn children immediately after childbirth. [cite journal last = Apgar first = Virginia url =… …   Wikipedia

  • Apgar score — A practical method of evaluating the physical condition of a newborn infant shortly after delivery. The Apgar score is a number arrived at by scoring the heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, skin color, and response to a catheter in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Apgar score — [ apgə] noun Medicine a number expressing the physical condition of a newborn infant (a score of ten representing the best possible condition). Origin 1960s: named after the American anaesthesiologist Virginia Apgar …   English new terms dictionary

  • Apgar score — a method of rapidly assessing the general state of a baby immediately after birth. A maximum of 2 points is given for each of the following signs, usually measured at one minute and five minutes after delivery: type of breathing, heart rate,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Apgar score — Ap′gar score [[t]ˈæp gɑr[/t]] n. med a quantitative evaluation of the health of a newborn, rating breathing, heart rate, muscle tone, etc., on a scale of 1 to 10 • Etymology: after Virginia Apgar (1909–74), U.S. physician …   From formal English to slang

  • Apgar score — /ˈæpga skɔ/ (say apgah skaw) noun the score used to evaluate the fitness of a newborn infant, based on heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, cough reflex and colour. {named after V Apgar, 1909–74, US anaesthetist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Apgar score — a numerical measure of the physical health of a newborn infant derived by evaluating heart rate, muscle tone, respiratory effort, response to stimulation, skin color, and other physiological indicators. [named after V. APGAR] * * * …   Universalium

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