1550: Newborn thermoregulation terms

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  1. Conduction.
    Loss of heat when two objects are in direct contact with each other.
  2. Convection.
    Loss of heat due to air circulating over a body surface.
  3. Evaporation.
    Loss of heat when liquid is converted to VAPOR.

    Ex: newborn loses heat when amniotic fluid is lost due to its evaporation into the air.
  4. Radiation.
    Loss of heat to cooler, solid surfaces but NOT in direct contact.
  5. How do newborn's lose their heat from non-shivering thermogenesis?
    When adipose tissue is lost due to the breakdown in response to the cold.

    *aka brown fat (only in newborns)
  6. What ensures a newborn's iron stores at birth?
    If mother's iron intake was adequate during gestation, the newborn's iron stores will enough iron for 6 months.
  7. What happens if the liver cannot break down and excrete bilirubin?
    There will be an increase in bilirubin in the blood leading to jaundice.

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1550: Newborn thermoregulation terms
2015-02-18 01:52:59

Newborn thermoregulation
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