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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 ?
how many minutes more before I hear the carriage wheels and run downstairs to find myself in Laura's arms?
Won't do to leave him downstairs alone with the lights.
He glared at me, as if he didn't know who I was, when I went downstairs.
and then, candle in hand, went downstairs as he had done.
The momentous interview was no sooner concluded, and Oliver composed to rest again, than the doctor, after wiping his eyes, and condemning them for being weak all at once, betook himself downstairs to open upon Mr.
And downstairs she was led accordingly, accompanied by her affectionate son.
The Boots pointed out the door to me, and was about to go downstairs again when I saw something that made me feel sickish, in spite of my twenty years' experience.
Please, sir," he said, touching his forelock, "I have the cab downstairs.
This resolution to come downstairs was heard with trembling by the wife and children.
try to make father understand a little of what has happened before he goes downstairs.
Tulliver was resting in his chair a little after the fatigue of dressing, and Maggie and Tom were seated near him, when Luke entered to ask if he should help master downstairs.
You must not be surprised to see the room look very bare downstairs, father," said Maggie; "but there's your chair and the bureau;