death from the sudden cessation of breathing (apnea) of a seemingly healthy infant, almost always during sleep, sometimes traceable to a chronic oxygen deficiency. Abbreviation: SIDS
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How to use sudden infant death syndrome in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for sudden infant death syndrome
a technical term for cot death Abbreviation: SIDS
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Scientific definitions for sudden infant death syndrome
A fatal condition that affects sleeping infants that are less than one year old and appear to be healthy. It is characterized by a sudden cessation of breathing and is thought to be caused by a defect in the central nervous system. Also called crib death SIDS
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Cultural definitions for sudden infant death syndrome
Also called crib death, the deaths of sleeping infants less than a year old for unexplained reasons.
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