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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To determine the SNAPPE II score, newborns were excluded who did not receive immediate care at a health care institution (home childbirth), due to their lack of birth weight figures and Apgar tests.
This trend was not evident in the 5minute Apgar test.
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.