Definition of neonatal in US English:



  • Relating to newborn children (or other mammals)

    ‘special attention is given to mortality in the neonatal period’
    • ‘However, modern neonatal intensive care does allow the survival of many premature babies that would have perished in the past.’
    • ‘Primary endpoints were neonatal respiratory distress syndrome and perinatal death.’
    • ‘The speciality of neonatal intensive care has developed over the past 30 years.’
    • ‘The team studied 150 preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units.’
    • ‘Infants are traditionally wrapped up well when they are transferred from the delivery suite to the neonatal intensive care unit.’
    • ‘A few months ago, a lovely 8 year old boy visited our neonatal intensive care unit with his parents.’
    • ‘We carried out the study in a neonatal unit in the main tertiary neonatal referral centre for the south east of Scotland.’
    • ‘We explored the association between time to pregnancy and neonatal death in the Danish national birth cohort.’
    • ‘However, the incidence of neonatal sepsis is definitely cut down by these strategies.’
    • ‘About two thirds of the perinatal deaths occurred in the early neonatal period.’
    • ‘She had no previous known liver disease, and her neonatal period and infancy were normal.’
    • ‘A neonatal intensive care nurse will accompany the resident, as well as an intern.’
    • ‘One of the major advances in neonatal respiratory care is the introduction of surfactant.’
    • ‘Some concepts suggest an abnormality in Sertoli cells in the fetal or neonatal period.’
    • ‘And few situations could be more fraught than pre-term or neonatal intensive care.’
    • ‘In 2001 he invited a local magistrate to tour a neonatal intensive care ward on a normal day.’
    • ‘They were transferred to our neonatal intensive care unit with a presumptive diagnosis of perinatal asphyxia.’
    • ‘The groups were comparable in all other measures of obstetric and neonatal outcome.’
    • ‘Maternal and neonatal immunisation offer the best prospects for reducing vertical transmission.’
    • ‘High risk obstetrics and neonatal intensive care are high cost, low volume specialties.’