- See Also
- Complications: Prolonged Pacifier use
|Definition (UMD)||Pacifiers designed to promote an infant's oral sucking action. These pacifiers typically consist of a nipple (latex or silicone) mounted on a plastic shield that is designed to prevent the infant from swallowing the device; the shields usually have some holes to circulate air and saliva to help protect the infant's skin from chafing. Oral infant pacifiers are used to calm infants; they are available in different sizes and shapes appropriate to fit the infant's mouth.|
|Definition (MSH)||Devices that babies can suck on when they are not feeding. The extra sucking can be comforting to the babies and pacify them. Pacifiers usually are used as a substitute for the thumb in babies who suck on their thumb or fingers almost constantly.|
|Concepts||Manufactured Object (T073)|
|English||Pacifiers, Pacifier, Pacifiers, Infant, Oral, pacifiers, pacifier, Oral Pacifiers, Infant, Infant Pacifiers|
|Polish||Gryzaczki niemowlęce, Uspokajacze niemowlęce, Smoczki, Pacyfki niemowlęce|
|Norwegian||Smokker, Tåtesmokker, Narresmokker|
|Dutch||Fopspenen, Bijtringen, Ringen, bijt-, Spenen, fop-|
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)
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