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premature

 [pre″mah-chur´]
born or interrupted before the state of maturity; occurring before the proper time.

pre·ma·ture

(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)]

premature

(prē′mə-tyo͝or′, -to͝or′, -cho͝or′)
adj.
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.

premature

[-məcho̅o̅r′]
Etymology: L, praematurus, too soon
1 not fully developed or mature.
2 occurring before the appropriate or usual time. prematurity, n.

pre·ma·ture

(prē'mă-chŭr')
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)]

pre·ma·ture

(prē'mă-chŭr')
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)]

premature

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

premature activation potentiation
premature heartbeats
arise from irritable foci from within the myocardium in either the atrium or ventricle or close to the A-V node (junctional premature beats). They may cause irregularity of the heartbeat but they can be accurately identified only by the use of an electrocardiograph.
premature ventricular contraction (PVC)
see premature heartbeats (above).
premature young
a newborn animal born before the full term of its pregnancy but capable of maintaining an independent existence.

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Premature deaths due to drug overdoses went up across communities, with the highest rates in large suburban metro areas, small metro areas and rural communities.
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In contrast, premature death rates among Hispanics, blacks, and Asian/Pacific islanders declined.
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While the NICU environment can be heralded as the reason that many premature babies survive given the high quality of care provided, this environment poses a challenge to premature infants as they navigate their development in a setting quite different than that of the mother's womb (Hanson Abromeit, 2003).
According to many studies conducted in India and abroad various maternal risk factors have been identified for the premature births as well as outcome of premature babies have been studied.
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