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Floppy baby syndrome. What is it?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Nonspecific observtn
"floppy baby" is a nonspecific term used to describe an infant whose muscle tone is diminished.
Tone is like the stretchy of a rubber band, when weak, decreased tone prevents babies from maintaining their posture. This implies a disturbance, anywhere from the brain down to the nerve or muscle. Some conditions with low tone include:down syndrome, brain injury, spinal muscular atrophy, prader-willi synd.

In brief: Nonspecific observtn
"floppy baby" is a nonspecific term used to describe an infant whose muscle tone is diminished.
Tone is like the stretchy of a rubber band, when weak, decreased tone prevents babies from maintaining their posture. This implies a disturbance, anywhere from the brain down to the nerve or muscle. Some conditions with low tone include:down syndrome, brain injury, spinal muscular atrophy, prader-willi synd.
Dr. James Ferguson
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