|sudden infant death syndrome|
|a technical term for cot death SIDS|
sudden infant death syndrome sud·den infant death syndrome (sŭd'n)
Abbr. SIDS A fatal syndrome affecting apparently healthy sleeping infants under a year old and that is characterized by a sudden cessation of breathing. Also called crib death.
|sudden infant death syndrome (sŭd'n) Pronunciation Key
A fatal condition that affects sleeping infants that are less than one year old and appear to be healthy. It is characterized by a sudden cessation of breathing and is thought to be caused by a defect in the central nervous system. Also called crib death, SIDS.
Also called crib death, the deaths of sleeping infants less than a year old for unexplained reasons.