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born or interrupted before the state of maturity; occurring before the proper time.


(prē'mă-tūr' -tyūr),
1. Occurring before the usual or expected time.
2. Denoting an infant born at a gestational age of less than 37 weeks; birth weight is no longer considered a criterion for use of this designation.
[L. praematurus, too early, fr. prae-, pre- + maturus, ripe (mature)]


(prē′mə-tyo͝or′, -to͝or′, -cho͝or′)
Born after a gestation period of less than the normal time: a premature infant.

pre′ma·ture′ly adv.
pre′ma·ture′ness, pre′ma·tu′ri·ty n.


1. Occurring before the usual or expected time.
2. Denoting an infant born less than 37 weeks (8 1/2 months) after conception.
[L. praematurus, too early, fr. prae-,pre- + maturus, ripe (mature)]


1. Occurring before the usual or expected time.
2. Denoting an infant born at a gestational age of less than 37 weeks.
[L. praematurus, too early, fr. prae-, pre- + maturus, ripe (mature)]

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Forty unrelated patients of diagnosed premature coronary artery disease from Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology Rawalpindi and 10 healthy controls were enrolled in this study.
Meanwhile, de Lima's bill makes prospective candidates liable for premature campaigning within one year before the start of the campaign period.
Premature campaigning will be punished by disqualification from continuing as candidate or be prevented from holding office in case of victory.
SNP man Mr Newlands called for fathers of sick or premature children to be given extra paternity leave.
(The show cause order appears premature.He has an excuse, he submitted a letter.
Comelec spokesman James Jimenez maintained that the poll body cannot stop aspirants from engaging in premature campaigning since there is no law that prohibits it.
"We know premature birth is a critical global health issue, with an estimated 15 million babies born too early each year," said Associate Professor Philippa Middleton from Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).
For her part, a medical doctor at the pediatric ward at NRH, Dr Ado Kabatunanga noted that during the care of a premature baby, follow-ups with doctors were crucial to find out if there was sufficient weight gain as well as to check whether the baby was developing well physically, mentally and neurologically.
According to Medupin, Kogi state recorded no fewer than 408 premature deliveries in 2014, saying only 73 percent of the 115 babies born prematurely in 2016, the hospitals survived.
Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age worldwide, accounting for close to one million deaths annually.
The poll official earlier lamented how nearly all candidates especially those running for national posts, are now engaging in premature campaigning.
The couple added: "The RetCam will screen 500 premature babies a year and over a 10-year period will save the sight of over 300 premature babies."