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sister

 [sis´ter]
the nurse in charge of a hospital ward (Great Britain).

sis·ter

(sis'tĕr), In Great Britain and its Commonwealth countries:
1. The title of a head nurse in a public hospital or in a ward or the operating room of a hospital.
2. Any registered nurse in private practice.

sister

/sis·ter/ (sis´ter) the nurse in charge of a hospital ward (Great Britain).

sister

(sĭs′tər)
n.
1. A female having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another.
2. Chiefly British A nurse, especially the head nurse in a ward.
adj.
Genetics Of or being one of an identical, related, or homologous pair: sister chromatids.

sister

a term used in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth for a nurse, particularly the head nurse in a hospital, a ward, or an operating room.

sister

Genetics
A female sibling.
 
Medspeak-UK
Nurse, especially a head nurse.

sister

1. Nurse–UK, especially a head nurse.
2. A ♀ sibling.

sis·ter

(sis'tĕr)
1. [Br.] The title of a head nurse in a public hospital or in a ward or the operating room of a hospital.
2. Any registered nurse in private practice.

Patient discussion about sister

Q. My sister is taking antidepressants for her depression. My sister is taking antidepressants for her depression. Antidepressant causes her severe headache. Her medicines were changed but there is no impact in her headache. This headache is continuous and reduces only after a good sleep. I think she can try with Chinese medicines for her headache? Will it be of any help?

A. Yes. You can try Chinese Medicines not only for headache but also for depression. Chinese medicine can help cure depression and they will not show any side effects. But headaches can be treated by Chinese medicines. Just meet the doctor and tell him the problem. She will be fine.
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Q. My sister has this disease and she works at a daycare.Can this disease be airbourne? Children come to the daycare sick. Some of her co-workers were out from work because they got sick from some of the children.

A. I don't know which disease you are talking about specifically, but certainly viruses and bacterias from sick children can infect people around them, especially close contacts like workers in a day-care center. The best way to avoid infections are usually washing hands multiple time a day and after holding the kids, this also helps to not infect the other kids around.

Q. I'm so sorry. I'm talking about the Gulillain-barre'syndrome that my sister has.

A. Well that is not an infectious disease and is not something she could have caught from working a a day-care center or being around children. The exact reason for this disease is not certain but it is known that there are both genetic and immunological factors that play a role.

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References in classic literature ?
What the characters of the four sisters were we will leave to be found out.
It seemed, in truth, to be a spot devoted to seclusion, and the sisters imbibed a soothing impression of security, as they gazed upon its romantic though not unappalling beauties.
When he gave his promise to his father, he meditated within himself to increase the fortunes of his sisters by the present of a thousand pounds a-piece.
Magdalen advanced to meet her sister, carelessly swinging her closed parasol from side to side, carelessly humming an air from the overture which had preceded the rising of the curtain on the previous night.
Now, although I had not received any express encouragement as yet, I fancied that I saw in the two little sisters, and particularly in Miss Lavinia, an intensified enjoyment of this new and fruitful subject of domestic interest, a settling down to make the most of it, a disposition to pet it, in which there was a good bright ray of hope.
Yet he has laid no command on me that I should not labour in the fields after the fashion of women, I who have borne him children; nor, indeed, has he laid such a command upon any of our sisters, his other wives.
To this speech Bingley made no answer; but his sisters gave it their hearty assent, and indulged their mirth for some time at the expense of their dear friend's vulgar relations.
Why you feel affection for your sisters from nature and habit; but friendship is voluntary, spontaneous, and a much stronger feeling--friendship is a sentiment.
Norris was often observing to the others that she could not get her poor sister and her family out of her head, and that, much as they had all done for her, she seemed to be wanting to do more; and at length she could not but own it to be her wish that poor Mrs.
With all this, she, the elder of the sisters, was not yet twenty, and they had both been educated, since they were about twelve years old and had lost their parents, on plans at once narrow and promiscuous, first in an English family and afterwards in a Swiss family at Lausanne, their bachelor uncle and guardian trying in this way to remedy the disadvantages of their orphaned condition.
A great many years ago--for the fifteenth century was scarce two years old at the time, and King Henry the Fourth sat upon the throne of England--there dwelt, in the ancient city of York, five maiden sisters, the subjects of my tale.
cried Nancy, thinking of the sunshine her own little sisters made in the home at "The Corners.