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  • Special Topic

    Macrosomia

    Macrosomia is the condition of having an unusually large body. The body is in proportion, with the extremities and head also enlarged. Disorders that include this condition are gigantism and acromegaly.

    Macrosomia describes an unusually large body size. It is often used to describe an oversized fetus.

  • Special Topic

    Mechanical ventilator - infants

    A mechanical ventilator is a machine that assists with breathing. This article discusses the use of mechanical ventilators in infants.

  • Disease

    Meconium aspiration syndrome

    Meconium aspiration syndrome occurs when a newborn baby breathes a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid into the lungs around the time of delivery. It is a serious condition.

  • Surgery

    Meningocele repair

    Meningocele repair (also known as myelomeningocele repair) is surgery to repair birth defects of the spine and spinal membranes. Meningocele and myelomeningocele are types of .

  • Symptoms

    Micrognathia

    The physical landmarks of the human face are very similar from one face to another.

    Micrognathia is a term for a lower jaw that is smaller than normal.

  • Disease

    Milia

    Milia are tiny white bumps or small cysts on the skin. They are almost always seen in newborn babies.

  • Symptoms

    Morning sickness

    Morning sickness usually begins during the first month of pregnancy and continues until the 14th to 16th week. Although, some women can have nausea and vomiting through their entire pregnancy. Morning sickness is very common and does not hurt the baby in any way.The exact cause of morning sickness is unknown. However, it may be caused by either hormonal changes or lower blood sugar during early pregnancy. Emotional stress, traveling, or some foods can aggravate the problem.

    Morning sickness is that can actually occur at any time of the day during pregnancy. See also:

  • Symptoms

    Moro reflex

    A newly born infant is also called a neonate.

    A reflex is a type of involuntary (without trying) response to stimulation. The Moro reflex is one of many reflexes that are seen at birth. It normally disappears after 3 or 4 months.

  • Disease

    Myelomeningocele

    Spina bifida is a congenital disorder (birth defect) in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth. In severe cases, this can result in the spinal cord and its covering membranes protruding out of an affected infant's back. Spina bifida may also be nearly inconsequential, or may be reparable through surgery.

    Myelomeningocele is a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth. The condition is a type of spina bifida.