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Down

(down),
John Langdon H., English physician, 1828-1896. See: Down syndrome.

down

(doun)
n.
1. Fine, soft, fluffy feathers forming the first plumage of a young bird and underlying the contour feathers in certain adult birds.
2. A soft, silky, or feathery substance, such as the first growth of a human beard.

down

Etymology: AS, adune, off hill
(of a computer) not operating as a result of malfunction or maintenance or for other reasons.

down

the soft, small feathers lacking BARBULES that cover the body of a bird and aid heat retention.

Patient discussion about down

Q. Can Down syndrome occur again? A few years ago, at the age of 32 my sister gave birth to a child that was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Now, at the age of 37 she's pregnant again. Can she have another baby with Down? Does the fact she has a baby with Down means she has higher risk for a second baby with Down?

A. - Older women especially after 35 years
- Previuosly child with Down Syndrome

Video link
http://www.thedoctorsvideos.com/video/585/Downs-Syndrome

DrMFK

Q. assessment of down syndrom

A. down syndrome is a very easy diagnosis - it just need a chromosome check and seeing 3 (instead 2) chromosomes number 21. -

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/whataregd/down/

Q. what does enlarged heart mean? is it linked to down syndrome? My wife is 16 weeks pregnant. we did a prenatal US and we were told that the baby hes an enlarged heart and that we are advised to do amniocentesis. A friend of mine had a baby with down syndrome, and he was toled that if they have done this procedure, the doctors could have find it on time and abort the pregnancy. Is there a clear connection between the enlarged hart and the fact that the doctor advised us to do this procedure to down syndrome?

A. Down syndrome is associated with several kinds of heart problems. those problems can cause an enlarged heart but usually it will appears as a post-natal complication.
The protocol that most obstetrics use is that if there is anything abnormal in the US there is an automatic referral to an amniocentesis procedure.
the US has a lot of false alarms, so they must check with the more accurate procedure.

More discussions about down
References in classic literature ?
muttered one as it came; to me it was a downright relief to be carried under at last.
As he grew up he had learned to know his uncle; Philip was downright and intolerant, and he could not understand that a man might sincerely say things as a clergyman which he never acted up to as a man.
I call that downright wisdom, not merely as regards the present case, but with reference to our trip up the river of life, generally.
You may read the greatest part of Dickens, as you may read the greatest part of Hawthorne or Tolstoy, and not once be reminded of literature as a business or a cult, but you can hardly read a paragraph, hardly a sentence, of Thackeray's without being reminded of it either by suggestion or downright allusion.
I know it's downright foolishness, but I jest can't help it.
He's a downright murderer, I know," was the dog-musher's comment.
Oh, it's worse than thoughtless--it's madness, downright madness.
Isabel's gravity was not proof against this very downright question.
To take any other course would have been an act of downright rudeness, and would have excited remark.
Knowell says this because Bobadill and Downright have had a quarrel, and Downright wishes to fight the Captain.
Ask your own kind heart, my dear aunt, if it would not be downright cruelty to turn this forlorn woman adrift in the world without making some inquiry first.
Well, I think you're better without him, sure enough - for my part, I'm downright weary of him.