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a position with the hips and knees flexed, the buttocks resting on the heels; sometimes adopted by a parturient woman at delivery or by a child with any of certain types of cardiac defects.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
squattingPediatrics A position adopted by a child with cyanotic congenital heart disease, classically seen in Fallot's tetralogy, linked to acute hypoxia; squatting relieves exertion-induced dyspnea by ↓ right-to-left shunt and ↑ systemic vascular resistance and pulmonary blood flow. See Shunt.
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