sudden infant death syndrome

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sudden infant death syndrome

n. Abbr. SIDS
A fatal syndrome that affects sleeping infants under a year old, characterized by a sudden cessation of breathing and thought to be caused by a defect in the central nervous system. Also called crib death.

sudden infant death syndrome

(Pathology) a technical term for cot deathAbbreviation: SIDS

sud′den in′fant death′ syn`drome

death from cessation of breathing in a seemingly healthy infant, almost always during sleep.
Abbr.: SIDS Also called crib death.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sudden infant death syndrome - sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
death - the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
sleep apnea - apnea that occurs during sleep

sud·den in·fant death syn·drome

n. síndrome de muerte infantil súbita, muerte súbita de un bebé menor de un año de edad cuya causa permanece desconocida.
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They will also provide parents with an apnoea monitor to attach to their new arrival that will alert them to any changes in the baby's breathing pattern as they sleep.
As she could stop breathing at any time, Neve requires an apnoea monitor to try and control her breathing.
Parents choose from weekly or regular contacts at home with their health visitor, symptom diary, apnoea monitor, weekly weighing and room thermometer.
The hereditary condition, which affects the brain and causes the youngster to forget to breathe, means she has to be attached to a portable apnoea monitor 24 hours a day.