Apgar score

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Ap·gar score

A system of assessing the general physical condition of a newborn infant based on a rating of 0, 1, or 2 for five criteria: heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, skin color, and response to stimuli. The five scores are added together, with a perfect score being 10.

[After Virginia Apgar (1909-1974), American physician.]

apgar score

(ˈæpɡɑː) or

apgar rating

(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a system for determining the condition of an infant at birth by allotting a maximum of 2 points to each of the following: heart rate, breathing effort, muscle tone, response to stimulation, and colour
[C20: named after V. Apgar (1909–74), US anaesthetist]

Ap′gar score`

(ˈæp gɑr)
a quantitative evaluation of the health of a newborn, rating breathing, heart rate, muscle tone, etc., on a scale of 1 to 10.
[after Virginia Apgar (1909–74), U.S. physician]

Apgar score

- A measure of a baby's well-being taking into consideration respiratory effort, skin color, heart rate, muscle tone, and sense of smell (named for American anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar).
See also related terms for measured.

Apgar score

- A measure of a baby's wellbeing that takes into account respiratory effort, skin color, heart rate, muscle tone, and sense of smell—named for American anesthetist Virginia Apgar.
See also related terms for score.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Apgar score - an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infantApgar score - an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant; involves heart rate and muscle tone and respiratory effort and color and reflex responsiveness
assay, check - an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
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Objective: To determine morbidity and mortality of neonates with low APGAR score in a resource constrained health care set up.
The duration of labor and Apgar score of study population are demonstrated in table 2.
Patients were evaluated for the following: (1) baseline characteristics (gestational age, gender, maternal age, birth weight, Apgar score, and pneumothorax type), (2) predisposing factors of NP (steroids use, bag mask ventilation, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), mechanical ventilation, hypoplastic lung disease, and MAS), (3) accompanying disorders (premature rupture of membrane (PROM), intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), pulmonary hemorrhage, and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)), (4) treatment of NP (intervention, ventilation mode, oxygen duration, and length of hospital stay), and (5) outcomes (survived, died).
Foetal distress is indicated by parameter like low Apgar score (<7 at 5 mins.
Assessment of fetal well being was done by APGAR score assessed immediately after birth.
The purpose of this study is to compare the fetal outcomes as evidenced by the pH of the umbilical artery and the Apgar score, and maternal outcomes, measured in terms of the dose of vasopressor, hypotension time and the incidence of nausea and vomiting, following the administration of etilefrine vs.
Regarding APGAR score, 34(68%) had greater than 7, 8 (16%) less than 7 and 8 (16%) 0 score.
An Apgar score of less than 4 at 5 minutes and neonatal mortality were adjusted for nulliparity, maternal education, tobacco use, race, marital status, and neonatal gender.
2] Clinically, the need for bag-and-mask ventilation (BMV) at birth and/or an Apgar score <7 have been used to define intrapartum asphyxia.