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.
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sudden infant death syndrome

(Pathology) a technical term for cot deathAbbreviation: SIDS
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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.
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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
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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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