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birth weight

in humans, the first weight of an infant obtained within less than the first 60 completed minutes after birth; a full-size infant is one weighing 2500 g or more; a low birth weight is less than 2500 g.; very low birth weight is less than 1500 g.; and extremely low birth weight is less than 1000 g.
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birth weight

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birthweight

(bûrth′wāt′)
n.
The weight of an infant at birth.
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birth weight

The weight of a newborn child which, in the US, averages 3.2 kg at 37-week/term
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birth weight

The weight of a newborn child which, in the US, averages 3.2 kg at 37-wk/term. See Low-birth weight, Very low-birth weight.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

birth weight

(bĭrth wāt)
In humans, the first weight of an infant obtained within less than the first 60 completed minutes after birth; a full-size infant weighs 2500 g or more; low birth weight is less than 2500 g.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

birth weight

(bĭrth wāt)
In humans, the first weight of an infant obtained within less than the first 60 completed minutes after birth; a full-size infant is one weighing 2500 g or more; a low birth weight is less than 2500 g.; very low birth weight is less than 1500 g.; and extremely low birth weight is less than 1000 g.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about birth weight

Q. what is the normal weight of a baby? what does it say if one weights less or more than the normal ?

A. Here is a site I use very often, and this is the page concerning infants' growth and development. Because it's a statistical measure changing from different ages and races, you might find an answer there. It's all videos of pediatricians lectures:
http://www.drmdk.com/html/growth_and_development.html


Q. what is the right weight for a baby who just has been norn to weight ?

A. The average weight for a newborn is 2.5 - 4 kilos. A baby that weighs less than 2.5 kilos is considered 'small for gestational age' and a baby that is born over 4 kilos is considererd 'large for gestational age'.

Q. How to loss weight like a diet with tea,pills or other kind of healthy thing.

A. drink 8 oz of warm water with 1 tablespoon of lemon... first thing in the morning

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The obtained ratio showed that the profile of Th1 transcriptional factor and Th1 cytokines was upregulated, while Th2 markers were downregulated, in T lymphocytes from both obese gestational diabetic mothers and their macrosomic newborns, compared to their respective controls (Table 4).
Macrosomic newborns were normoglycemic but hyperinsulinemic and had increased lipid levels compared to the control newborns.
Commonly, macrosomic newborns of diabetic mothers used to be hypoglycemic after birth as a consequence of their hyperinsulinemia.
Pups from diabetic pregnant rats whose birth weights were 1.7 SD greater than the mean birth weight of the control pups were considered as macrosomic newborns [27, 37, 38, 42, 65].
In the animal model, while diabetic pregnancy associated with hyperlipidemia [27, 49, 73] has been reported to induce hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia in adult obese offspring from macrosomic newborns born to diabetic animals [27, 37, 74, 75], our studies have demonstrated that omega-3 PUFA diet significantly reduced the levels of cholesterol and triglyceride in diabetic pregnant animals and attenuated hyperlipidemia in their adult obese offspring from macrosomic newborns [27, 42, 65].
In animal and human studies, a shift of Th1/Th2 balance to a proinflammatory Th1 phenotype has been observed in macrosomic newborns and adult obese animals that were macrosomic as newborns of diabetic dams [26, 65].