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Apgar Score MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Apgar Score
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.600.050
Unique ID
D001034
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001034
Annotation
check the tags HUMANS & INFANT, NEWBORN
Scope Note
A method, developed by Dr. Virginia Apgar, to evaluate a newborn's adjustment to extrauterine life. Five items - heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color - are evaluated 60 seconds after birth and again five minutes later on a scale from 0-2, 0 being the lowest, 2 being normal. The five numbers are added for the Apgar score. A score of 0-3 represents severe distress, 4-7 indicates moderate distress, and a score of 7-10 predicts an absence of difficulty in adjusting to extrauterine life.
Previous Indexing
Infant, Newborn (1966-1970)
Physical Examination (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73(71)
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/06/23

No Qualifiers
Apgar Score Preferred
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