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Activity, Pulse, Grimace, Appearance, and Respiration

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Adaptation, Partnership, Growth, Affection, and Resolve

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Appearance Pulse Grimace (reflex) Activity Respiration

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Activity Pulse Grimace Appearance Respiration

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Appearance Pulse Grimace Activity and Respiration

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Activity Pulse Grimace Appearance and Respiration

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Adaptation Partnership Growth Affection and Resolve

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Appearance Pulse Grimace Activity Respiration

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Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, Respiration

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Apgar
The Apgar score is a quick way for doctors to evaluate the health of all newborns at 1 and 5 minutes after birth and in response to resuscitation. It was originally developed in 1952 by an anesthesiologist at Columbia University, Virginia Apgar, as way to address the need for a standardized way to evaluate infants shortly after birth.Today, the categories developed by Apgar used to assess the health of a newborn remain largely the same as in 1952, though the way they are implemented and used has evolved over the years. The score is determined through the evaluation of the newborn in five criteria: activity (tone), pulse, grimace, appearance, and respiration. For each criterion, newborns can receive a score from 0 to 2. The list of criteria is a backronym of Apgar's surname.

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