head bobbing

head bobbing

a sign of respiratory distress in an infant. It occurs when the infant uses the scaleni and sternocleidomastoid muscles to assist ventilation. The contraction of these muscles causes the head to bob because the neck extensor muscles are not strong enough to stabilize the head.
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and Charlie looked down at the curly head bobbing along beside him with real affection in his face.
Sing it again, please," cried Tom's voice; and there was Tom's red head bobbing up over the high back of the chair where he had hidden himself.
It was pictured near the Sage Gateshead by marketing man Scott Forbes, its head bobbing and down in the muddy water providing a bit of light relief for a rain-sodden Tyneside.
The shouts were heard by Alvin Cleaton, aged 14, of Crumlin, who spotted a head bobbing in the water.
Male lizards lose a little swagger In the presence of predators, as Meghan Rosen reported in "Lizards may scale back head bobbing to avoid predators" (SN: 6/14/14, p.
Kyle West, 11, brother Liam, eight, and some pals were playing in the shallow brook when they saw the tooth-filled head bobbing about.
The support provided by the Booster Seat Headrest prevents the unfortunate head bobbing that occurs while sleeping in the car due to 'noodle neck' as we call it--or, even worse, the head bump that occurs when two sleeping kids gradually move towards each other to then suddenly wake up when their heads bump together," says Arriola.
I looked round and I could see my grandson's head bobbing up and down.
Nyad, her head bobbing in a pink swim cap, only stopped for brief moments to greet new volunteers who wanted a chance to swim alongside her for a few laps, the report added.
The ReadingMate, developed by Purdue University industrial engineer Ji Soo Yi and team, counteracts the head bobbing motion of a runner on a treadmill by tracking the relative location of the user's eyes and adjusting the position of text on the monitor.
We launched the lifeboat immediately and found him just managing to keep his head bobbing between the waves.
And if that's not enough to get your head bobbing, this St.