weight

(redirected from Low Birth Weight)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Low Birth Weight: very low birth weight

weight

(Burden), noun care, cumbrance, duty, incubus, liability, load, mass, obligation, onus, oppression, ponderousness, pressure, responsibility

weight

(Credibility), noun belief, certainty, confidence, credence, credibleness, credit, faith, impressiveness, positiveness, reliance, trustworthiness, validity

weight

(Importance), noun authority, consequence, degree of importance, effect, efficacy, eminence, emphasis, enormity, force, import, impressiveness, influence, interest, magnitude, merit, moment, potency, power, prominence, quality, seriousness, significance, value
Associated concepts: weight of the evidence
Foreign phrases: Ponderantur testes, non numerantur.Witnesses are weighed, not counted. Testimonia ponneranda sunt, non numeranda. Evidence is to be weighed, not counted.
See also: burden, clout, concern, consequence, corpus, degree, dint, dominance, eminence, emphasis, import, importance, incumbrance, influence, interest, load, magnitude, materiality, onus, power, predominance, pressure, prestige, primacy, significance, stress

WEIGHT. A quality in natural bodies, by which they tend towards the centre of the earth.
     2. Under the article Measure, (q.v.) it is said that by the constitution congress possesses the power "to fix the standard of weights and measures," and that this power has not been exercised.
     3. The weights now generally used in the United States, are the same as those of England; they are of two kinds:


     1. AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT. 1st. Used in almost all commercial transactions, and in the common dealings of life. 27 1/3 1/2 grains = 1 dram 16 drams = 1 ounce 16 ounces = 1 pound, (lb.) 28 pounds = 1 quarter, (qr.) 4 quarters = 1 hundred weight, (cwt.) 20 hundred weight = 1 ton. 2d. Used for meat and fish. 8 pounds = 1 stone 3d. Used in the wool trade.
     Cwt. qr. lb. 7 pounds = 1 clove 14 pounds = 1 stone = 0 0 14 2 stones = 1 tod = 0 1 0 6 1/2 tods = 1 wey = 1 2 14 2 weys = 1 sack = 3 1 0 12 sacks = 1 last = 39 0 0 4th. Used for butter and cheese. 8 pounds = 1 clove 56 pounds = 1 firkin.
     2. TROY WEIGHT. 24 grams = 1 pennyweight 20 pennyweights = 1 ounce 12 ounces = 1 pound.

     4. These are the denominations of troy weight, when used for weighing gold, silver and precious stones, except diamonds. Troy weight is also used by apothecaries in compounding medicines; and by them the ounce is divided into eight drams, and the drain into three scruples, so that the latter is equal to twenty grains. For scientific purposes, the grain only is used, and sets of weights are constructed in decimal progression, from 10,000 grains downward to one-hundredth of a grain. The caret, used for weighing diamonds, is three and one-sixth grains.
     5. A short account of the French weights and measures is given under the article Measure.

References in periodicals archive ?
Doctors and public health officials say low birth weight is a serious concern that can have medical ramifications into adulthood.
A systematic review concluded that supplementing very low birth weight infants (<1500 g) with vitamin A was associated with a reduction in death or oxygen requirement at one month of age (32).
Periodontal infection as a possible risk factor for preterm low birth weight.
Instead of regarding LBW as a homogeneous event, babies delivered at very low birth weight (VLBW; 500 to 1,499 g) were distinguished from babies delivered at moderately low birth weight (MLBW; 1,500 to 2,499 g) to consider potential differences in cause.
6-8] After eliminating articles that surveyed non-US populations or that did not compare birth outcomes for adolescent and adult subpopulations, 40 articles remained which investigated the incidence of low birth weight among adolescent mothers and/or gave explanations for the young maternal age-low birth weight gradient, that is, the lower the mother's age, the higher the risk of having a low birth weight baby.
The size of city, its racial diversity and the magnitude of the illicit drug problem make New York City a unique setting from which to address the time-series relationship between low birth weight and illicit drug use.
The major challenge in the field of public health is to identify the factors influencing low birth weight and to institute remedial measures.
The authors found that exposure to atypically hot temperatures during the whole pregnancy, or during the third trimester, increased the risk for low birth weight.
Results: Data of 1863 birth out of which 1603 were live births and among these live births, 1442 were normal birth weight babies and 161 number of low birth weight (LBW) were analyzed.
33 in controls, comparison of frequency of low birth weight revealed 39.
5 Many studies have found that low Hb concentration during pregnancy is associated with increased risk for preterm and low birth weight babies, and is also responsible for increased perinatal morbidity and mortality due to increase in preterm birth and in utero growth restriction.