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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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
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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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Recommendations for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome prevention: a discussion document.
Stella Lee, the corresponding author of the study, commented on future research "Sudden infant death syndrome is such a distressing tragedy for families.
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According to the new policy statement, the AAP recommends that parents place the infant's crib, portable crib, play yard, or bassinet in their bedroom until the child's first birthday (AAP Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, 2016).
* Educate parents about steps they can take to reduce their child's risk of sudden infant death syndrome, such as putting him to sleep on his back, breastfeeding him, and refraining from sleeping in the same bed with him.
THE number of babies dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) rose in 2013 for the first time in five years, official figures show.
A study by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has found that children living at high altitudes are at increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Researchers have begun to identify a number of risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS, also known as cot death), including swaddling, dressing the infant too warmly, and other behaviors that may cause the sleeping child to overheat.
Every year at least 300 UK babies are victims of cot death, officially known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

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