• Neonatal

    The term Neonatal refers to the period immediately succeeding birth and continuing through the first 28 days of extrauterine life. The term also applies to premature infants, postmature infants, and full term infants. Before birth, the term fetus is used.

  • Neonate

    A newborn infant up to the first 28 or so days.

  • Neonatologist

    Neonatologists are doctors who specialize in the care of newborn children. Newborns can present a unique set of health challenges that require a high level of skill and medical expertise to treat. This is particularly true […]

  • Neural tube defects

    Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a group of conditions in which an opening in the spinal cord or brain remains from early in human development. In the 3rd week of pregnancy called gastrulation, specialized cells on the dorsal side of the embryo begin to change shape and form the neural tube. When the neural tube does not close completely, an NTD develops.

  • NICU

    NICU stands for newborn intensive care unit. This is a nursery in a hospital that provides around-the-clock care to sick or premature babies. It has health care providers who have special training and equipment to give […]

  • Nubain

    Nubain is a synthetic narcotic pain reliever commonly used in labor and delivery. Nubain may be used alone or with other medications. Nubain belongs to a class of drugs called Opioid Analgesics. It is not […]