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Below is a glossary of terms used in Neonatology, particularly those related to prematurity in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) setting.
A complete NICU Glossary can be found in The Premature Baby Book — A Parent's Guide to Coping and Caring in the First Years by Helen Harrison with Ann Kositsky, R.N. (published by St. Martin's Press).
NOTE: The information found in this wiki is not a substitute for medical expertise provided by a board-certified neonatologist. We urge you, as always, to consult with your physician before making decisions about your child's health and/or specific situation.