low-birth weight infant

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low-birth weight (LBW) infant

a newborn whose weight at birth is less than 2500 g, regardless of gestational age.
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It can affect any baby but low-birth weight infants and boys are more at risk.
Medical authorities who argue that treatment below a given birth weight is futile are not arguing that these low-birth weight infants are non-persons, or that it would be legally permissible to dispatch them with hammer blows to the skull.
It has been associated with premature labor, low-birth weight infants, infertility and atypical PAP smears.