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family

 [fam´ĭ-le]
1. a group of people related by blood or marriage or a strong common bond, such as those descended from a common ancestor, or a husband, wife, and their children.
2. a taxonomic category below an order and above a genus.
blended family a family unit composed of a married couple and their offspring including some from previous marriages.
dysfunctional family one in which adult caregivers are unable to consistently fulfill their family responsibilities.
extended family a nuclear family and their close relatives, such as the children's grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
nuclear family a family consisting of a two-generation relationship of parents and children, living together and more or less isolated from their extended family.
nuclear dyad family a husband and wife with no children.
family of origin the family in which a person grew up.
family processes the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit; for nursing diagnoses, see under process.
single-parent family a lone parent and offspring living together as a family unit.
skewed family a family in which one spouse is severely dysfunctional and the other spouse assumes an acquiescent, peacemaking stance to maintain equilibrium.
family (omaha) in the omaha system, a problem modifier defined as a social unit or related group of individuals who live together and who experience a health-related problem.

fam·i·ly

(fam'ĭ-lē),
1. A group of two or more people united by blood, adoptive, or marital ties, or the common law equivalent.
2. In biologic classification, a taxonomic grouping at the level intermediate between the order and the tribe or genus.
3. A group of substances closely related structurally.
4. A group of proteins with characteristic sequence, pharmacologic, and/or signaling profiles.
[L. familia]

family

(făm′ə-lē, făm′lē)
n. pl. fami·lies
1.
a. A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children.
b. The children of one of these groups: She raised a large family.
c. A group of persons related by descent or marriage: My whole family, including my cousins, gets together once a year. See Usage Note at collective noun.
2. People in the same line of descent; lineage: comes from an old Virginia family.
3. Obsolete All the members of a household living under one roof.
4. A locally independent organized crime unit, as of the Cosa Nostra.
5.
a. A group of like things; a class: the family of brass instruments.
b. A group of individuals derived from a common stock: the family of human beings.
6. Biology A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a genus. A family usually consists of several genera.
7. Linguistics A group of languages descended from the same parent language, such as the Indo-European language family.
8. Mathematics A set of functions or surfaces that can be generated by varying the parameters of a general equation.
9. Chemistry
a. A group of elements with similar chemical properties.
b. A vertical column in the periodic table of elements.
10. Physics Any of the three generations of elementary fermions.
adj.
1. Of or having to do with a family: family problems.
2. Being suitable for a family: family movies.
Scispeak A group of related organisms, proteins, or chemicals
Taxonomy A category in the biological nomenclature of livings things which falls between an order and above a genus
Vox populi A unit of related individuals

family

1. A group of related organisms, proteins, or chemicals. See Superfamily.
2. A unit of related individuals. See Cancer family, Dysfunctional family, Extended family, Hernandez family, Immediate family, Jukes family, Multiproblem family, Nerve growth factor family, Nuclear family, Single-parent family Genetics A category in the biological nomenclature of livings things which falls between an order and above a genus.

fam·i·ly

(fam'i-lē)
1. A group of two or more people linked by blood, adoptive, or marital ties, or the common-law equivalent.
2. In biologic classification, a taxonomic grouping at the level intermediate between the order and the tribe or genus.
3. A group of substances closely related structurally.
4. A group of proteins with characteristic sequence, pharmacologic, and/or signaling profiles.
[L. familia]

family

the TAXON between ORDER and GENUS that normally contains more than one genus. Family names of animals usually end in -idae, and of plants in -ceae, for example, Ursidae, the bear family; Rosaceae, the rose family.

fam·i·ly

(fam'i-lē)
1. Group of two or more people united by blood, adoptive, or marital ties, or the common law equivalent.
2. In biologic classification, taxonomic grouping at level intermediate between order and tribe or genus.
3. Substances closely related structurally.
[L. familia]

Patient discussion about family

Q. United happy family but now... We are a united happy family with married brothers, sisters and their families. Our father died when he was suffering from Bipolar1. Now one of my sisters is diagnosed as Bipolar II. We are afraid that our family happiness will vanish soon. Please let me know about the difference between bipolar1 and bipolar11 and what the treatments available are?

A. Hey pete,
Any family that is dealing with Bipolar disorder will have some difficult and trying times. you obviously love your sister so just be patient and supportive to her. Encourage her to take medications as perscribed and encourage her to get theropy, I think these steps are invaluable to a person with bipolar. Bipolar ii is less severe than bipolar 1. Bipolar ii is usually free of the hillucinations etc... However is still very serious and needs to be treated appropriately.
I hope your family stays strong through all your struggles, with the right support and theropy/meds and the love of her family your sister should do well in learning to manage the illness...

Q. Most of my family members are suffering from some disorder. Most of my family members are suffering from some disorder. I doubt it as bipolar. Is bipolar disorder a family problem?

Q. I AM WONDERING ABOUT GETTING HEALTH INSURANCE IS IT EXPENSIVE FOR A FAMILY?

A. Yes, it'll you cost you money, and not a negligible sum, but that's not necessarily means it'll be expensive - the alternative may eventually be much more expensive. We can never know what will happen tomorrow- if something will happen to you or your family (e.g. car accident, cancer or even relatively simple thing as appendicitis), the cost of the unavoidable medical treatment in this case will be much higher than the insurance premium.

Here (http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/insuranceqa/) you can find an official governmental guide to choosing health insurance.

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