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crack baby

n.
An infant born to a mother who used crack cocaine during pregnancy.

crack baby

an infant who was exposed to effects of cocaine in utero by a mother who used the "crack" form of the drug while pregnant. See also cocaine baby.
An infant born to a crack cocaine-addicted mother, who is often premature with a low birth weight, and has one or more major birth defects, especially neurologic or of the respiratory tract; such babies are 4 times more likely to be premature, more often suffer SIDS, and given the mothers’ high morbidity and mortality, are often in foster care

crack baby

An infant born to a crack-addicted mother, who is often premature, ↓ birth weight, and has birth defects, respiratory, and neurologic defects; CBs are 4 times more likely to be premature, more commonly suffer SIDS, and given the mothers' high M&M, are often in foster care. See Baby, Crack, Neonatal withdrawal syndrome.

crack ba·by

(krak bā'bē)
An infant who was exposed to rock cocaine in utero; symptoms and findings vary across a very wide spectrum.
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