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  1. Child abuse, sexual Child abuse, sexual
    Child abuse, sexual: Child abuse comprises four basic types of mistreatment: child neglect, physical abuse of a child, emotional abuse of a child, and sexual abuse of a child. Sexual abuse is the least frequently reported form of child abuse (6% of all cases). Experts believe that sexual abuse may...
  2. Child abuse, verbal Child abuse, verbal
    Child abuse, verbal: Also known as emotional child abuse, this is the third most frequently reported form of child abuse (after child neglect and physical child abuse), accounting 17% of all cases of child abuse. It is likely that emotional child abuse is greatly underreported, since it can be ...
  3. Child development test Child development test
    Child development test: A test of the status of a newborn, an infant or young child as regards their developmental progress. One of the first tests was devised by the pioneering pediatrician and child psychologist Arnold L. Gesell (1880-1961). Gesell founded the Clinic of Child Development at Yal...
  4. Child health Child health
    Child health: Child health is the purview of pediatrics. "Pediatrics is concerned with the health of infants, children and adolescents, their growth and development, and their opportunity to achieve full potential as adults." (Richard E.Behrman in Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics) Pediatrics became ...
  5. Child Health and . . . (NICHD) Child Health and . . . (NICHD)
    Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of (NICHD): One of the US National Institutes of Health, NICHD is in a sense the NIH for kids in that it is concerned with child health. The mission of the NICHD is, in formal terms, to support and conduct "research on fertility, pregnancy...
  6. Child injury, mental Child injury, mental
    Child injury, mental: Also known as emotional child abuse, this is the third most frequently reported form of child abuse (after child neglect and physical child abuse), accounting 17% of all cases of child abuse. It is likely that emotional child abuse is greatly underreported, since it can be...
  7. Child neglect Child neglect
    Child neglect: Child neglect is the most frequently reported form of child abuse (60% of all cases) and the most lethal. Child neglect is the failure to provide for the shelter, safety, supervision and nutritional needs of the child. Child neglect may be physical, educational, or emotional neglec...
  8. Child urine infection Child urine infection
    Child urine infection: See: Urinary tract infection in children....
  9. Childbed fever Childbed fever
    Childbed fever: Fever due to an infection usually of the placental site within the uterus. The fever is also called childbirth fever or puerperal fever. If the infection involves the bloodstream, it constitutes puerperal sepsis. In Latin a "puerpera" is a woman in childbirth since "puer" means c...
  10. Childbirth assistant Childbirth assistant
    Childbirth assistant: See: Doula (the first meaning)....
  11. Childbirth fever Childbirth fever
    Childbirth fever: Fever due to an infection usually of the placental site within the uterus. The fever is also called childbed fever or puerperal fever. If the infection involves the bloodstream, it constitutes puerperal sepsis. In Latin a "puerpera" is a woman in childbirth since "puer" means c...
  12. Childhood Childhood
    Childhood: (1) The time for a boy or girl from birth until he or she is an adult. (2) The more circumscribed period of time from infancy to the onset of puberty. During childhood, the potential of a unique human person must be nurtured by parents or parent figures....
  13. Childhood ataxia with CNS hypomyelinization Childhood ataxia with CNS hypomyelinization
    Childhood ataxia with central nervous system hypomyelinization: An inherited brain disease that occurs mainly in children and follows a chronic progressive course with additional episodes of rapid deterioration following stress from febrile infection or minor head trauma. The disease is due to mut...
  14. Childhood liver cancer Childhood liver cancer
    Childhood liver cancer: Primary cancer of the liver (cancer that starts in the liver) in children, a relatively rare malignancy in children. There are 2 main types of primary liver cancer in children -- hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatoblastomas usually occur before 3 years of age...
  15. Childhood translocation 11 leukemia Childhood translocation 11 leukemia
    Childhood translocation 11 leukemia: A new type of childhood leukemia in which a piece of chromosome 11 has been translocated (broken off and attached itself to another chromosome). Children with this type of leukemia have a particularly poor prognosis (outlook). They do not respond at all well to t...