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Height Measurement Instruments, Portable, Neonate/Infant

Definition : Portable height/length measuring instruments designed only to measure the length of neonates and the length or height of infants. These instruments typically consist of a board that permits a comfortable positioning of the baby including a mechanism (e.g., a sliding lever that adjusts to the infant's body) to measure the length of the neonate or infant in a range of up to about one meter (40 inches) with accuracy and reproducibility; other instruments are also capable of measuring infants' height as soon as they can stand up. Some instruments include electronic displays and/or recorders. Portable neonate/infant height/length measuring instruments are intended for periodic assessment of postneonate growth and to perform studies of baby growth.

Entry Terms : "Stadiometers" , "Infantometers" , "Infant Portable Length Measuring Instruments" , "Neonate Portable Length Measuring Instruments"

UMDC code : 23520

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