Apgar test

Apgar test /apˈgär test/ (medicine)
noun
A system used to assess the health of a newborn baby immediately (usu at one and five minutes) after birth, the Apgar score (maximum total 10) comprising points for heart rate, muscle tone, colour, respiratory effort and response to stimulation
ORIGIN: Virginia Apgar (1909–74), US anaesthetist

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  • Apgar-Test — Virginia Apgar Der Apgar Score ist ein Punkteschema, mit dem sich der klinische Zustand von Neugeborenen standardisiert beurteilen lässt. Mit Hilfe dieses Scores gelingt es, die Anpassung an das Leben außerhalb der Gebärmutter und die Überführung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Apgar Test — Virginia Apgar Der Apgar Score ist ein Punkteschema, mit dem sich der klinische Zustand von Neugeborenen standardisiert beurteilen lässt. Mit Hilfe dieses Scores gelingt es, die Anpassung an das Leben außerhalb der Gebärmutter und die Überführung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Apgar score — The Apgar score was devised in 1952 by Dr. Virginia Apgar as a simple and repeatable method to quickly and summarily assess the health of newborn children immediately after childbirth. [cite journal last = Apgar first = Virginia url =… …   Wikipedia

  • Apgar — (Apgar score) n. test performed to evaluate and determine the physical state of a newborn baby carried out one minute after birth and repeated five minutes after birth (five things are tested: heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, reflexes and… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Test — se puede referir a una prueba o ensayo sobre algún tema de interés; una prueba o examen de conocimientos; un test psicológico, como por ejemplo; un Test de inteligencia; el test de Rorschach; el test de Lüscher o test de los colores; otro tipo de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Apgar score — [ap′gär΄] n. a quantitative rating test with a maximum of ten used to measure the vital signs of a newborn a minute or so after birth: a score greater than seven signifies good health …   English World dictionary

  • Test de Apgar — El test de Apgar es un examen clínico de neonatología, tocología, empleado útilmente en ginecobstetricia y en la recepción pediátrica, en donde el médico clínico pediatra, neonatologo o matrona certificado realiza una prueba medida en 3… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Apgar score — A practical method of evaluating the physical condition of a newborn infant shortly after delivery. The Apgar score is a number arrived at by scoring the heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, skin color, and response to a catheter in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Apgar score — a method of rapidly assessing the general state of a baby immediately after birth. A maximum of 2 points is given for each of the following signs, usually measured at one minute and five minutes after delivery: type of breathing, heart rate,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Apgar — /ap gahr/, n. Virginia, 1909 74, U.S. physician: developed test to evaluate health of newborns. * * * …   Universalium


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