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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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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The outcomes assessed were gestational age, preterm birth, growth parameters, small for gestational age, miscarriage, stillbirth, NAS (in the Norwegian sample only), and Apgar scores of <7 at one and five minutes.
The aim of this study was to compare the levels of umbilical cord blood NSE and troponin T and venous blood gas samples between healthy newborns and growth-retarded fetuses with impaired Doppler velocity or low APGAR scores.
APGAR scores at 1 and 5 minutes of delivery for all newborn babies were noted and a score less than 8 was considered low.
Similarly, 1 RCT (39 women) that compared amniotomy with intent to preserve membranes in spontaneous labors that became prolonged found no difference in cesarean section, maternal satisfaction, or Apgar scores.
Neonatal outcomes included APGAR scores at one and five minutes, birth weight (kg), cord pH, admission of baby to NICU and early neonatal death.
Maternal exposure to brominated flame retardants and infant Apgar scores. Chemosphere 2015; 118:178-186.
(9) scoring), vasopressor requirements, total amount of fluid administered, incidence of side effects (nausea, vomiting, agitation, respiratory depression, and loss of consciousness), neonatal Apgar scores at 1 and 5 minutes, and duration of sensory and motor block were recorded.
When considered individually, a significant relationship existed between mortality and the birth weight, gestation age, Apgar scores at one and five minutes, type of pneumothorax, IVH, pulmonary hemorrhage, and steroid use [Table 2].
Onset time of analgesia, blood pressure, heart rate, umbilical artery pH, fetal heart rate abnormalities, and Apgar scores were noted and analyzed.
This comparative study was conducted in an attempt to reduce the maternal and neonatal morbidity due to complication of PROM and to improve maternal and fetal outcome and if it proves that management outcome of induction of labor in term PROM is better than expectant management, it will be helpful in 1) avoiding unnecessary delay awaiting spontaneous onset of labor, 2) better maternal outcome in terms of lesser cesarean deliveries and lesser cases developing chorioamnionitis and 3) better neonatal outcome in terms of better APGAR scores and lesser cases of neonatal sepsis.