Apgar score

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Apgar score

[′ap·gär ‚skȯr]
(medicine)
An index used to evaluate a newborn infant's physical condition based on a rating of 0-2 for each of five criteria: heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, response to stimulation, and skin color.
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The largest ever study to look at the link between cognitive ability in teenagers and the Apgar test appears in next month's issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.
She scored 10 out of 10 in the APGAR test - carried out by midwives to monitor a newborn's general condition.
Today, nearly every newborn is checked out quickly and efficiently using the Apgar test.