failure to thrive

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failure to thrive

n.
A significant delay in the physical growth of an infant or young child, caused by an organic, psychological, or environmental disturbance.
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Some children with Down Syndrome, in particular those with severe heart disease often fail to thrive in infancy.
We spoke to two experts in about why businesses in the UAE might fail to thrive.
Yet somehow, in the search to understand why women's scientific careers often fail to thrive, the role of high-impact journals has received little scrutiny.
Depending on the degree of the effects of the worms, animals fail to thrive, some become infertile and others will even abort due to inability to feed the growing foetus.
Extreme examples show infants in custodial care who lack human contact fail to thrive and often die, and indeed, social isolation or solitary confinement has been used as a form of punishment.
Many small businesses fail, or fail to thrive, because the owners don't have the time to devote to creating the kind of marketing that will take them to the next level.
Yet one finds repeatedly that some forms of organization that prosper in one part of the country fail to thrive in others.
Without the crucial skills of conceptualization, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, human beings would fail to thrive and would focus on survival only.
Asthma patients must be wheezing and those children who fail to thrive do not have asthma, he remarked.
They also understand that without change, their businesses will either fail to thrive or fail altogether.
"Attacks by dog cause sheep to miscarry their unborn lambs, to be separated from baby lambs once they are born, and to fail to thrive due to high levels of stress.
Megan was over two months old when we heard the words "Trisomy 18" and the heartbreaking news that these babies fail to thrive and her life would be brief--up to a year at most.