short-term

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short-term

Pert. to a brief period of time, usually as long as a day but less than a month. In business and finance, the same period is a year or less.
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5% of the near-term infants had developmental delay or disability between the ages of zero and 3 years compared with 3% of the full-term infants, for an adjusted relative risk of 1.
The investigators noted that developmental delays among healthy near-term infants may become an increasing problem because of a national trend toward increased delivery at the near-term gestational age and decreased delivery at term.