A chemical that keeps the air sacs in the lungs open during breathing.
The designation for the first month of life.
The waxy or cheesy white substance found coating the skin of a newborn.
Infants born weighing less than 5 1/2 pounds.
Infants born weighing less than 3 1/3 pounds.
Infants born weighing less than 2 1/4 pounds.
Infants born after 37 completed weeks of pregnancy.
Pregnancies that extend up to or beyond 42 weeks.
Describes levels of consciousness that range from quiet sleep to active crying.
temporary cessation of breathing, especially during sleep.
A drop in heart rate to below 80 to 100 beats per minute.
Bleeding into or near the normal fluid spaces (ventricles) of the brain.
A deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin.
A sub-specialty of pediatricians who care for ill and premature newborns.
The ability to mentally organize and interpret sensory information and then respond to it.
Uses two eyes at the same time.
Occurs outside the center of the gaze.
A small pit near the center of the retina that is responsible for central vision and visual acuity.
The area of the occipital lobe that processes most visual information.
The back of the brain and processes visual stimuli and contains most of the visual cortex.
Transmits visual information from the retina to the occipital lobe in the brain,
Lying on the back with the face upward.
An involuntary specific muscular response to a sensory stimulus.
Body movement or locomotion.
Inborn behavior patterns that develop during uterine life, are present at birth and have survival value,
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
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