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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

(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

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 ?
And in the morning's glare, and the evening's soft repose, the five sisters still walked, or worked, or beguiled the time by cheerful conversation, in their quiet orchard.
Dorothea immediately took up the necklace and fastened it round her sister's neck, where it fitted almost as closely as a bracelet; but the circle suited the Henrietta-Maria style of Celia's head and neck, and she could see that it did, in the pier-glass opposite.
And saying these words she glanced at her sister, and seeing that Dolly sat silent, her head mournfully bowed, Kitty, instead of running out of the room as she had meant to do, sat down near the door, and hid her face in her handkerchief.
The sisters looked at Turlington, uncertain what to say or do next.
"I don't know what ails sister Pullet," she continued.
They asked me if I would see your sister, who was then in the school-room.
"I believe he was your deceased sister's husband, but he gave me to understand the families were not on the best of terms.
The sisters rose at the same time, and they all stood near the cage of the parrot, as he tore at a claw-full of biscuit and spat it out, seemed to mock them with a pompous dance of his body without moving his feet, and suddenly turned himself upside down and trailed himself all over the outside of his golden cage, with the aid of his cruel beak and black tongue.
Then I would hear - it was a common experience of the night - my sister soothing her lovingly, and turning up the light to show her where she was, helping her to the window to let her see that it was no night of snow, even humouring her by going downstairs, and opening the outer door, and calling into the darkness, 'Is anybody there?' and if that was not sufficient, she would swaddle my mother in wraps and take her through the rooms of the house, lighting them one by one, pointing out familiar objects, and so guiding her slowly through the sixty odd years she had jumped too quickly.
Jennings, that they should both attend her on such a visit, Elinor had some difficulty in persuading her sister to go, for still she had seen nothing of Willoughby; and therefore was not more indisposed for amusement abroad, than unwilling to run the risk of his calling again in her absence.
The wonder and consternation with which Joe stopped on the threshold of his bite and stared at me, were too evident to escape my sister's observation.
Then she went to prepare herself for the marriage, and begged that her sister Dinarzade should be sent for to speak to her.