infantile


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

infantile

 [in´fan-tīl]
relating to infancy; having features or traits characteristic of early childhood.

in·fan·tile

(in'făn-tīl), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
1. Relating to, or characteristic of, infants or infancy.
2. Denoting childish behavior.

infantile

/in·fan·tile/ (in´fin-tīl) pertaining to an infant or to infancy.

infantile

[in′fəntīl]
Etymology: L, infans, unable to speak
1 characteristic of infants or infancy.
2 lacking maturity, sophistication, or reasonableness.
3 affected with infantilism.
4 being in a very early stage of development.

in·fan·tile

(in'făn-tīl)
1. Relating to, or characteristic of, infants or infancy.
2. Denoting childish behavior.

in·fan·tile

(in'făn-tīl)
1. Relating to, or characteristic of, infants or infancy.
2. Denoting childish behavior.

Patient discussion about infantile

Q. How do I break it to my mother that I have infantile amnesia

A. i'de let the doctor that diagnosed me with infantile amnesia to tell it to my parents, he can explains to your mother exactly what it means,treatments all sorts..

More discussions about infantile
References in periodicals archive ?
Infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (INCL) is a severe lysosomal disease caused by mutations in the CLN1 gene, which encodes the soluble lysosomal enzyme Palmitoyl- Protein-Thioesterase-1 (PPT1) and result in osmiophilic granules accumulating in lysosomes and leading to neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration and death.
Review of topical beta blockers as treatment for infantile hemangiomas.
Nasal infantile hemangiomas pose an immediate risk of airway obstruction because infants are obligate nasal breathers, and may have long-term functional and psychosocial consequences if involution is incomplete or development of surrounding structures, such as nasal cartilage, is compromised," said Maria S.
Children with infantile spasms often require extensive diagnostic work-up to determine etiology, expensive medications for treatment, and hospitalization during the initiation of certain therapies," researchers led by Sunita M.
However, infantile hemangiomas most likely arise from hematopoietic progenitor cells (from placenta or stem cell) in the appropriate milieu of genetic alterations and cytokines.
Immunohistochemistry and special stains are very useful when trying to identify an infantile digital fibroma because the inclusions can be easily missed on regular hematoxylineosin staining.
PHACE/S is a syndromic form of infantile segmental hemangioma described by Friedon et al in 1996.
Manifestation of symptoms during the second year of life represents the late infantile variant.
Data from a large longitudinal epidemiology study were used to explore the association of a number of maternal risk factors with infantile hemangiomas, said Jennifer Schoch, MD, who presented these findings in a poster session at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.
Treatment of infantile fibrosarcoma with chemotherapy and surgery: Results from the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital, Boston.
In their study, which appears in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the researchers examined the mechanisms of infantile memory in rats -- i.
The report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Infantile Spasm (West Syndrome), complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.