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  In some ways, entering a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be like going to a foreign country. You must learn about new terms, tests and equipment in order to make the most informed decisions for your baby. Here is a glossary that should help you navigate the days ahead.


NICU Glossary
  Staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  Common NICU Equipment
  Common NICU Tests
  Common Conditions Treated in the NICU
  Medical Equipment at Home
  Quick NICU Reference Guide
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