Premature Infant Drugs: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:34 by admin
An infant born before the 37th week of pregnancy is considered premature. The complications associated with prematurity depend largely on how early the child is born. The extent of organ development is critical with premature infants. Of major concern is the development of the lungs and brain prior to birth. Certain drugs may be administered to accelerate the development of these vital systems.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific drugs used in treating premature infants and some of the drugs' more serious adverse side effects.

See Also

  1. Corticosteroids
  2. Dexamethasone: Overview
  3. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs: Overview
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