Bathing Babies Glossary of Terms

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Abdomen: The belly, that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the...

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American Academy of Pediatrics: AAP. Its member pediatricians "dedicate their efforts and ...

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Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as pa...

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Arms: An appendage in anatomy and in clinical trials. See: Arm.

Chest: The area of the body located between the neck and the abdomen. The chest contains t...

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Chin: Medically, the mentum. The lower portion of the face below the lower lip including t...

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Circumcision: Surgery that removes the foreskin (the loose tissue) covering the glans of t...

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Diaper rash: An inflammatory reaction localized to the area of skin usually covered by the...

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Discharge: 1.The flow of fluid from part of the body, such as from the nose or vag...

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Elbow: The juncture of the long bones in the middle portion of the upper extremity. The bo...

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Essential: In medicine, of unknown cause, as in essential hypertension (high blood pressur...

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Foreskin: The fold of skin which covers the head (the glans) of the penis. Also called th...

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Indicate: In medicine, to make a treatment or procedure advisable because of a particular ...

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Infant: A young baby, from birth to 12 months of age.

Labia: Lips, the fleshy folds that surround the opening of the mouth (oral labia) or the v...

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Mouth: 1. The upper opening of the digestive tract, beginning with the lips and con...

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Neck: The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders. Also, any narrow or constric...

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Nose: The external midline projection from the face. The purpose of the nose is to warm, c...

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Ointment: An oil-based preparation that is applied to the skin. Whereas an ointment has an...

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Pediatrics: The field of medicine that is concerned with the health of infants, children, ...

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Pharmacist: A professional who fills prescriptions and, in the case of a compounding pharm...

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Prescription: A physician's order for the preparation and administration of a drug or dev...

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Rash: Breaking out (eruption) of the skin. A rash can be caused by an underlying medical c...

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Scrub: 1. As a verb, to wash the hands and forearms very thoroughly, as before enga...

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Sleep: The body's rest cycle.

Stomach: The digestive organ that is located in the upper abdomen, under the ribs. The upp...

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Tummy: 1. "Babytalk" referring to the stomach. The word tummy is derived from stoma...

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Umbilical cord: The cord that connects the developing fetus with the placenta while the fe...

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Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge is a fluid produced by glands in the vaginal wall and...

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Vitamins: The word "vitamin" was coined in 1911 by the Warsaw-born biochemist Casimir Funk...

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Wrist: The part of the hand that is nearest the forearm and consists of the carpal bones a...

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