Definition of Blue baby

1. Noun. An infant born with a bluish color; usually has a defective heart.

Generic synonyms: Babe, Baby, Infant

Definition of Blue baby

1. Noun. A baby born with cyanosis as a result of a congenital defect ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Blue baby

1. A baby born with various defects in the structure of the heart and major blood vessels such as tetralogy of Fallot and transposition of the great vessels. The net result is the inability to oxygenate the blood resulting in cyanosis (bluish discolouration to the skin). Immediate surgical procedures are currently available to correct these genetic abnormalities. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue Baby

blue-tongue lizard
blue-tongue lizards
blue-tongued lizard
blue-tongued skink
blue-water
blue-winged kookaburra
blue-winged teal
blue African lily
blue air
blue angel
blue ash
blue asphyxia
blue atrophy
blue beech
blue beeches
blue bellies
blue belly
blue beret
blue blood
blue bloods
blue book
blue book exam
blue book exams
blue box
blue boxes
blue bugle

Literary usage of Blue baby

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1. 57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (& Yourself) by Rick Weinzierl (1999)
"The causes Few cases of blue-baby syndrome (more properly known as nitrite poisoning) have been reported recently in the United States, but the problem is ..."

2. 50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater by Michael C. Hirschi, F. William Simmons, Doug Peterson, Ed Giles (1998)
"The causes Few cases of blue-baby syndrome have been reported recently in the United ... They say blue-baby syndrome is often mistaken for other illnesses. ..."

3. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1868)
"... and if not, what disease or condition would give rise to such a phenomenon as a blue skin. What was the matter with the " blue baby ? ..."

4. Island Song Lyrics Volume 5by Larry W. Jones by Larry W. Jones (2004)
"... baby In Hawaii blue, baby Is bike a new canoe One paddle won't do, baby Two paddles to crew, baby To steer a love straight through, me and you One can ..."

5. Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery by Chevalier Jackson, Gustav Killian (1914)
"The distinguishing feature is that whereas a "blue baby" from failure of the foramen ovale to close is pumping the air in and out regularly, ..."

6. Diseases of infancy and childhood by Louis Fischer (1915)
"Shaded line around heart—area of cardiac dullness on percussion. Fig. 109.—Case of Pulmonary Stenosis—Congenital—blue baby. ..."

7. 57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (& Yourself) by Rick Weinzierl (1999)
"The causes Few cases of blue-baby syndrome (more properly known as nitrite poisoning) have been reported recently in the United States, but the problem is ..."

8. 50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater by Michael C. Hirschi, F. William Simmons, Doug Peterson, Ed Giles (1998)
"The causes Few cases of blue-baby syndrome have been reported recently in the United ... They say blue-baby syndrome is often mistaken for other illnesses. ..."

9. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1868)
"... and if not, what disease or condition would give rise to such a phenomenon as a blue skin. What was the matter with the " blue baby ? ..."

10. Island Song Lyrics Volume 5by Larry W. Jones by Larry W. Jones (2004)
"... baby In Hawaii blue, baby Is bike a new canoe One paddle won't do, baby Two paddles to crew, baby To steer a love straight through, me and you One can ..."

11. Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery by Chevalier Jackson, Gustav Killian (1914)
"The distinguishing feature is that whereas a "blue baby" from failure of the foramen ovale to close is pumping the air in and out regularly, ..."

12. Diseases of infancy and childhood by Louis Fischer (1915)
"Shaded line around heart—area of cardiac dullness on percussion. Fig. 109.—Case of Pulmonary Stenosis—Congenital—blue baby. ..."

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