Apgar score

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Ap·gar score

A system of assessing the general physical condition of a newborn infant based on a rating of 0, 1, or 2 for five criteria: heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, skin color, and response to stimuli. The five scores are added together, with a perfect score being 10.

[After Virginia Apgar (1909-1974), American physician.]
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apgar score

(ˈæpɡɑː) or

apgar rating

(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a system for determining the condition of an infant at birth by allotting a maximum of 2 points to each of the following: heart rate, breathing effort, muscle tone, response to stimulation, and colour
[C20: named after V. Apgar (1909–74), US anaesthetist]
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Ap′gar score`

(ˈæp gɑr)
a quantitative evaluation of the health of a newborn, rating breathing, heart rate, muscle tone, etc., on a scale of 1 to 10.
[after Virginia Apgar (1909–74), U.S. physician]
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Apgar score

- A measure of a baby's well-being taking into consideration respiratory effort, skin color, heart rate, muscle tone, and sense of smell (named for American anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar).
See also related terms for measured.

Apgar score

- A measure of a baby's wellbeing that takes into account respiratory effort, skin color, heart rate, muscle tone, and sense of smell—named for American anesthetist Virginia Apgar.
See also related terms for score.
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Noun1.Apgar score - an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infantApgar score - an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant; involves heart rate and muscle tone and respiratory effort and color and reflex responsiveness
assay, check - an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
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[1] The main objective of this study was to determine outcome associated with elective induction of labour as compared with spontaneous labour in primigravida low risk pregnancy and to study the duration of labour and mode of delivery and maternal complication in both group and also to study foetal heart rate pattern, APGAR score (1 and 5 min), and neonatal complications in both group.
The Apgar score were noted according to WHO criteria in 3 minute and 5 minute19.
Expansion of the surgical Apgar score across all surgical subspecialties as a means to predict postoperative mortality.
After delivery, obstetric and neonatal data were collected, including gestational age at delivery, delivery mode, birth weight and one and five minute Apgar score of neonate.
"He weighed 4lbs 7oz., cried heartily, had an Apgar score of 10 and has a perfect latch.
Amniotomy neither shortens spontaneous labor nor improves any of the following outcomes: length of first stage of labor, cesarean section rate, maternal satisfaction with childbirth, or Apgar score <7 at 5 minutes (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, large meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials [RCTs] and a single RCT with conflicting results).
Multiparity, birth order and interval, and under six antenatal appointments are among some of the intermediate determinants, while low birth weight and an Apgar score under seven are considered proximal risk factors (3).
Obstetrics experience throughout the era showed that meconium passage is a possible threatening sign of foetal asphyxia,8 while the reported incidence of meconium stained amniotic fluid is 1-18%.9 Meconium staining of liquor has long been thought to be a conventional sign of foetal distress, but now CTG is an up-to-date practical method for foetal surveillance during pregnancy and labour.10 The current study was conducted to identify the relationship between colours of liquor with the trace of CTG, whether reactive or non-reactive, as well as to APGAR score.
Apgar's research also led her to determine that administering cyclopropane anesthesia to the mother was likely to result in an infant's low Apgar score, leading to a number of birth defects and ultimately deaths of newborns.
The following foetal outcomes were assessed: neonatal complications attributed to macrosomia in terms of the Apgar score at 5 minutes and umbilical cord arterial blood parameters (pH, partial pressure of O2 [pO2], partial pressure of CO2 [pCO2], and a base excess [BE]).
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of abnormal CTG pattern in late antenatal period and labour on the obstetrical and neonatal outcomes, in terms of mode of delivery and Apgar score of baby.