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child

 [chīld]
the human young, from infancy to puberty.
child abuse the nonaccidental use of physical force or the nonaccidental act of omission by a parent or other custodian responsible for the care of a child. Child abuse encompasses malnutrition and other kinds of neglect through ignorance as well as deliberate withholding from the child of the necessary and basic physical care, including the medical and dental care necessary for the child to grow up without threat to his or her physical and emotional survival. Examples of physical abuse range from burns and exposure to extreme cold to beating, poisoning, strangulation, and withholding of food and water. Members of the health care team should be alert for signs of child abuse and aware of the proper procedure for reporting suspected cases to local authorities.

Abusive parents come from all socioeconomic groups. Many have themselves been abused as children. They typically lack parenting skills and do not understand the normal developmental stages through which children progress and demand performance from their children that is clearly beyond a child's capability. Some engage in role reversal, looking to the child for protection and loving response, while at the same time denying the child satisfaction of his or her own needs. The majority of identified abusive parents are believed to want professional help in changing their behavior.
abused child/adult in the omaha system, a client problem in the psychosocial domain, defined as a child or adult subjected to nonaccidental physical or emotional injury.
autistic child a child suffering from autistic disorder.
exceptional child a child with special learning needs; he or she may have learning disabilities, be handicapped, or be gifted.
neglected child/adult in the omaha system, a client problem in the psychosocial domain, defined as a child or adult deprived of minimally accepted standards of food, shelter, clothing, and care.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

CHILD

Acronym for congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform erythroderma and limb defects.
Synonym(s): CHILD syndrome
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

child

(chīld)
n. pl. children (chĭl′drən)
1.
a. A person between birth and puberty.
b. A person who has not attained maturity or the age of legal majority.
2.
a. An unborn infant; a fetus.
b. An infant; a baby.
3. A son or daughter; an offspring.

child′less adj.
child′less·ness n.
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Legal definition A person who has not attained the legal age for consent to treatment or procedures involved in research, as determined under the applicable law of the jurisdiction in which the research will be conducted
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child

A person who has not attained the legal age for consent to treatment or procedures involved in the research, as determined under the applicable law of the jurisdiction in which the research will be conducted Medtalk Pediatric patient. See Adopted-in child, Adopted-away child, Battered child, Chosen child, FLK, Latchkey child, Puppet child, Wednesday's child, The Wild Child.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Patient discussion about child

Q. Could be – Arthritis in children?!? My son started to show symptoms similar to arthritis. But I know it’s a common disease in the elderly population. Could be arthritis in children?

A. You baffled me, I never thought about this idea before…children’s arthritis. So I looked up for information in the best site I know for pediatric care and here is what I found:
http://www.drmdk.com/html/ped_rheumatology.html

Q. Can cancer occur in young children? I heard that cancer happens more often as you get older. Can it happen to kids as well?

A. Cancer can happen in children, but the age of peak incidence of cancer in children occurs during the first year of life, in infants. The average annual incidence in the United States, 1975-1995, was 233 per million infants. Several estimates of incidence exist. In the U.S: Neuroblastoma comprised 28% of infant cancer cases and was the most common malignancy among these young children. The leukemias as a group represented the next most common type of cancer, comprising 17% of all cases.

Q. Is it ok not to want children? I am 33, and I know my bio clock is ticking, but I just don't want to have a child. At least not yet. Is there something wrong with me?

A. I agree with fatman, that's totally your decision.
If you feel that you're not ready yet, better to wait until you're more ready for that. Because having children is another big responsibility, and you will feel guilty if -for the sake of your age- you push yourself to have child, then morally you are not welcoming that child.

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Jaques de Boys, ruminating in Arden on the seven ages of man, describes second childishness as a melancholy affair--toothless, sightless, flavorless--with mere oblivion crowning (and, one hopes, softening) the humiliations of old age.
His true characteristics were exposed on Celebrity Big Brother - childishness, petulance, selfishness and a mind firmly rooted in the past - and that's not to mention a number of undesirable physical habits.
Last scene of all, That ends this strange, eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
When I became a man, I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up," wrote Lewis in On Three Ways of Writing for Children (1952).
Shamefully, I can remember a Christmas when, in my selfish childishness, I cried because I got a new patchwork quilt instead of the Pound Puppy I had been hoping for.
Women are associated in these plays with childishness and a hindrance to a boy's initiation into the masculine world.
Nair seems to suggest that children, though not necessarily safe from the world, somehow understand it better, or at least are not as corrupted as their elders--and that adults who preserve their sense of childishness somehow have a more authentic connection to life.
I now put Churchill, with all his idiosyncrasies, his indulgences, his occasional childishness, hut also his genius, his tenacity and his persistent ability, right or wrong, successful or unsuccessful, to be larger than life, as the greatest human being ever to occupy 10 Downing Street."
1 cause for fatherlessness is the immaturity of men, the childishness of men," says Cole in an interview.
From the crumbling tower of the sophistication born of mere experienced longevity, I see the essential childishness of Dowson's devotion to the romantic image, to self-consciously practised bohemianism.
Naturally, whites believed that black spending revealed the childishness of the race.
The replacement of local with federal authority, the prospect of endless litigation, the encouragement given to speech codes and other better-safe-than-sued precautions, the prospect of unforgiving crackdowns on childish misbehavior whose very childishness will be seen as no defense - all are legitimate worries after Davis v.