neo·na·tol·o·gy | \ˌnē-ə-nā-ˈtä-lə-jē \

Definition of neonatology 

: a branch of medicine concerned with the care, development, and diseases of newborn infants

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neonatologist \ˌnē-ə-nā-ˈtä-lə-jist \ noun

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The hospital’s highest ranking is in neonatology, the care of newborn babies who are born premature or who are born at term but have infections, heart disease or other health complications. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "UC Davis, Shriners ranked among nation's top hospitals for children in annual report," 28 June 2018 Florida Hospital for Children placed 42nd in neonatology, the only specialty for which it was ranked. Naseem S. Miller,, "Find out how Central Florida children's hospitals ranked in the annual U.S. News report," 26 June 2018 Last year, Rady was ranked fifth in the nation in neonatology and third in orthopedics but those marks fell to 12th and seventh respectively in this year’s report. Paul Sisson,, "Rady again 10-for-10 in U.S. News report, but top rankings slip a bit," 26 June 2018 Instead, they’ll be donated to the not-for-profit children’s hospital specializing in neonatology, cardiology, pediatric and fetal surgery, and cancer services, Cardinal Glennon in St. Louis, Missouri, later this month. Mariah Smith, The Cut, "My Very Sponsored Birthday Party: Part I," 7 May 2018 By the 1960s and ’70s, neonatology had graduated from carnival sideshow to accepted medical discipline. Eva Holland, WIRED, "Saving Baby Boy Green," 27 Mar. 2018 Technology is essential to neonatology, but there’s a critical human side to the science of saving preemies too. Eva Holland, WIRED, "Saving Baby Boy Green," 27 Mar. 2018 Daryl Jackson, whose newborn daughter was saved six months ago by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s neonatology team, returned the favor Friday. Patrick Raycraft,, "Grateful Father Gives Back To Children's After His Daughter Is Saved," 1 Sep. 2017 Memorial is a flagship hospital for Envision Physician Services, a national provider for anesthesiology, neonatology, radiology and emergency services. Cindy Kent,, "People on the move: Visitors bureau names new sales associate," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of neonatology

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neonatology

neonate + -o- + -logy

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neo·na·tol·o·gy | \ˌnē-ə-nāt-ˈäl-ə-jē \
plural neonatologies

Medical Definition of neonatology 

: a branch of medicine concerned with the care, development, and diseases of newborn infants

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