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INFANT REFLEXES AND SPECIFIC REFLEXES

IF THEY FAIL TO APPEAR OR DISAPPEAR AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME CAN INDICATE A PROBLEM INVOLUNTARY BEHAVIORS THAT ARE REPLACED BY VOLUNTARY BEHAVIORS AS THE INFANT GETS OLDER .INFANT REFLEXES    AUTOMATIC RESPONSES TO CERTAIN STIMULI INDICATE THE INTEGRITY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.

SPECIFIC REFLEXES           BABINSKI BLINKING GAG GRASPING MORO (STARTLE) ROOTING STEPPING SUCKING SWIMMING TONIC NECK .

MUSCLE TONE. AND REFLEX IRRITABILITY NEWBORNS ARE GIVEN A SCORE OF 0. 1. BODY COLOR. VIRGINIA APGAR  .APGAR SCALE       USED TO ASSESS THE HEALTH OF NEWBORNS 1 AND 5 MINUTES AFTER BIRTH EVALUATES INFANTS’ HEART RATE RESPIRATORY EFFORT. OR 2 ON EACH OF THE HEALTH SIGNS A SCORE OF 7 TO 10 INDICATES THE NEWBORN IS IN GOOD CONDITION A SCORE OF 5 TO 7 INDICATES FAIR CONDITION A SCORE OF 3 OR BELOW INDICATES POOR CONDITION DEVELOPED BY DR.

APGAR TEST  APPEARANCE (COLOR) PULSE (HEART RATE)   GRIMACE (REFLEX IRRITABILITY) ACTIVITY (MUSCLE TONE) RESPIRATION (BREATHING)   .