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crib

[krib]
Etymology: L, cribrum, sieve
1 any racklike structure.
2 a removable anchorage from an orthodontic appliance.
3 a habit-breaking orthodontic appliance used for the treatment of tongue-thrust swallowing.

crib

(krĭb) [AS. cribbe, manger]
1. A framework around a denture or a natural tooth to serve as a brace or supporting structure.
2. A small bed with long legs and high sides for an infant or young child.

CRIB

Abbrev. for Clinical Risk Index for Babies. This is a scoring tool for assessing the initial neonatal risk of babies and for comparing the performance of neonatal intensive care units.

crib

a rack or manger in a stable.

crib-biting
a neurosis or acquired habit in stabled horses characterized by stereotypic behavior. The horse grasps a solid object with its incisor teeth, arches the neck, pulls upwards and backwards and swallows air. The consequences are eroded teeth, occasionally gastric distention and severe weight loss. Called also wind-sucking, cribbing.
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Incisor teeth of a crib biter. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
crib-biting operation
partial myectomy of the sternohyoideus muscle prevents ventral flexion of the head; not commonly performed. An alternative procedure involves neurectomy of the spinal accessory nerve.
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The commission also wants to know the specific characteristics that make a bumper "breathable;" and to what extent, if any, these types of crib bumpers address the risk of suffocation.
CPSC urges parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the recalled cribs, wait for the free repair kit, and do not attempt to fix the cribs without the kit.
In today's times of turmoil, these cribs have also come to be associated with peace and harmony.
CHRISTMAS STORY: Audrey Norris with some of the cribs which will be on display in the Emmanuel Church, Saltburn, left, and the detail in one of the cribs, above Pictures by PETER REIMANN
SYMBOLS: Maureen Toolan with a crib from Iraq at Christ The King and Our Lady Church's Crib Festival.
Research has revealed that the risk of suffocation increases 20-Fold when infants sleep in adult beds rather than in cribs (Scheers, Rutherford, & Kemp, 2003).
Last February Coleman, a nutrition educator at the University of Massachusetts Extension, partnered with 25 social services and health care agencies to collect 14 cribs and mattresses in 14 days.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National SAFE KIDS Campaign found unsafe cribs and play yards in 80 percent of the hotels and motels visited on spot checks this year.
The number of infants who fall from their cribs could be greatly reduced if manufacturers increased the side height of the furniture, suggests Marcella V.
and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are warning consumers to check nearly 400,000 full-sized metal baby cribs that can easily be assembled incorrectly.
The TIMS managers solved this phase of the problem by moving every tool in the factory into a new system of cribs designed for maximum use and efficiency.
Go Mama Go Designs is currently running a promotion to encourage parents to remove dangerous traditional bumper pads from their children's cribs.