Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Glossary

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Glossary

a.Apnea: is a Greek word that means, "want of breath."

b.Serotonin: (5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5-HT): is a monoamine neurotransmitter. It is believed to play an important role in the regulation

of mood, sleep, emesis (vomiting), sexuality and appetite.

c.Prenatal: relating to the period before birth.

d.Postnatal: relating to the time after birth.

e.Arousal Response:
is an awakening from sleep to facilitate breathing.

sudden Infant Death

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