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Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale
[Thomas Berry Brazelton, U.S. pediatrician, b. 1918] A scale for evaluating the behavior and responses of the newborn infant. It is based on four dimensions: interaction with the environment; motor processes, including motor responses, general activity level, and reflexes; control of physiological state as determined by reaction to a distinct stimulus such as a rattle, bell, light, or a pinprick; and response to stress as judged by tremulousness, startle reaction, and change in skin coloration. The test has been used as late as 1 week after birth to demonstrate alteration in an infant's behavior due to drugs administered to the mother while the infant was in utero.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761457/all/Brazelton_Neonatal_Assessment_Scale.
Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761457/all/Brazelton_Neonatal_Assessment_Scale. Accessed December 3, 2023.
Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761457/all/Brazelton_Neonatal_Assessment_Scale
Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 December 03]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761457/all/Brazelton_Neonatal_Assessment_Scale.
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