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


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.


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


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

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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. -

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.

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Not everyone knows Downes, the lyrical songsmith whose mind has spawned everything from a side-splitting take on our misunderstood governor set to the music of Michael Jackson's "Ben" to an acerbic riff on the surreal shenanigans of Bishop Estate trustees set to Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
Downes never does achieve his aim of revealing a coherent phenomenology within Hopkins's writings.
Owners were notified at the time of the annual incinerator inspection and notice was again sent to those buildings that still contain incineratos, Downes added.
Downes received a bachelor's degree in business administration in finance in June 1979 from Iona College and a master's degree in business administration in financial management from Iona in June 1981.
Downes (right) excited fans with his aggressive, hardhitting style and claimed his world crown in 1961 before beating a fading Sugar Ray Robinson.
The ECHO has discovered that Downes arrived at HMP Manchester with the mobile device concealed in his body.
But following a call from the Mail, housing officers have lifted the threat of eviction to Mr Downes.
Mr Roberts added Downes was sorry for what he'd done.
And it was Downes who put the visitors ahead when he met Darren Currie's corner and headed home.
Newbon's dog has won the first contest, but Downes is convinced the TV man's mutt will be Paddy-whacked soon.
The pounds 30,000 craft, named after Peter Downes of Sutton Coldfield, has been in operation at Seahouses RNLI station in Northumberland since January.
Former Royal Navy diver Neil Sowerby plunged into the Tyne to try to rescue Ronald Downes who went into the water near the Customs House at the Mill Dam in South Shields.