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Week 2 Terms-Spring

Acrocyanosis Peripheral cyanosis; blue color of hands and feet in most infants and persist for seven to ten days
Caput Succedaneum Swelling of the tissue over the presenting part of the head caused by pressure during labor
Cephalhematoma A subcutaneous swelling containing blood, often found in the head of baby several days after birth (disappears in 2-3 months)
Colustrum Secretion from the breast before the onset of true lactation two or three days after delivery "liquid gold)
Engorgement Vascular congestion; distension
Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum A benign self-limited occurrence of firm yellow-white papules
Fontanel An unossified space or soft spot lying between the cranial bons of the skull of a fetus
Hyperbilirubinemia Elevation of unconjugated serum bilirubin concentrations
Icterus Neonatorum Jaundice in the newborm
Involution Turning or rolling inward and the reduction i size of the uterus and other organ following delivery
Kernicterus Accumulation of indirect bilirubin in brain cells causing cell destruction which may results in death or impaired intellectual functioning
Lanugo Downy, fine hair characteristic of the fetus between 20 weeks gestation and birth
Lochia (alba) The whitish or yellowish flow that takes place 10-21 days after delivery
Lochia (rubra) The sanguineous flow of the 1-3 days after delivery
LGA Neonate Large for gestational age
Milia (plural of milium)white pin-head size, keratin filled cyst
Molding Shaping of the fetal head; adapting itself to the pelvic inlet
Mongolian Spots A slate-gray area of pigment on the skin of the neonate which fades gradually over time
Parere To bear (ti give birth)
Physiologic Jaundice Yellow discoloration of the body tissues caused by the deposits of bile pigment
Puerperium The period of 6 weeks following childbirth and expulsion of the placenta and membranes
SGA Neonate Small for gestational age
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Red spot on sclera as a result of pressure during delivery that causes rupture of a small capillary in the eye
Sutures Line of union in a inmovable articulation as those between the skull bones
Vernix Caseosa Protective gray-white fatty substance of cheesy consistency covering the fetal skin
Lochia (serosa) The serosanquinous discharge taking place about the third to tenth day of delivery
Postpartum Period From delivery until involution completed
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