appropriate for gestational age
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appropriate for gestational ageNeonatology adjective Referring to an infant whose gestational age and weight are synchronous according to standardized age and growth curves. See Low birthweight.
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ap·pro·pri·ate for ges·ta·tion·al age(AGA) (ă-prō'prē-ăt jes-tā'shŭn-ăl āj)
Referring to an infant whose birth weight is reasonable for its gestational age.
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appropriate for gestational age,
Born with a normal height, weight, head circumference, and body mass index; being neither abnormally large nor abnormally small at birth. Because pregnancies sometimes end before 38 weeks or after 42 weeks, the judgment of what is the appropriate size for a newborn infant is adjusted to reflect the number of weeks that the mother was pregnant and the sex of the child. Babies born after a pregnancy of 38 to 42 weeks' duration are AGA if they weigh between 2.5 and 4 kg.
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