(postpartum blues) a colloquial name for the brief episodes of low mood, tearfulness, poor sleep, and irritability that affect up to half of all women during the first week after delivery. Reassurance and support are the mainstay of management. Compare postnatal depression; puerperal psychosis.... Oxford | Concise Colour Medical Dictionary
A common name for a mild form of depression that sometimes occurs in women after childbirth. Baby blues almost always disappears without treatment but can occasionally develop into a more serious depressive illness (see postnatal depression).... BMA Medical Dictionary
a colloquial name, becoming obsolete, for an infant suffering from congenital cyanotic heart disease, the commonest forms of which are *tetralogy of Fallot and *transposition of the great vessels, in which the circulation is misdirected. Both of these conditions result in the presence of partially deoxygenated blood (which is blue in colour) in the peripheral circulation, which gives the skin and lips a characteristic purple colour. Surgical correction is often possible at an early stage. If untreated, infants may survive months or years with persistent *cyanosis.... Oxford | Concise Colour Medical Dictionary
the distinctive appearance of a newborn baby that is covered in a shiny membrane, resembling plastic wrap. This is usually the presentation of an underlying chronic skin disorders such as *ichthyosis, although about 10% of colloidian babies have normal underlying skin.... Oxford | Concise Colour Medical Dictionary
Action: Leaves and bark— astringent, antipyretic. Used in intermittent and remittent fevers. Bark—anthelmintic. Biological activity of aerial part—antiviral, CNS active, hypothermic.
The leaves are reported to contain delphinidin and cyanidin, fragilin, salicin, salicortin, salidroside, tremu- loidin, triandrin and vimalin. Salicin content in the stems and leaves is reported to be 3 to 4%. The bark yields phenolics—triandrin, salicin, gallocat- echol, catechol.... Indian Medicinal Plants
a colloquial name for a baby born to a woman as a result of fertilization of one of her ova by her partner’s sperm outside her body. See in vitro fertilization.... Oxford | Concise Colour Medical Dictionary