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daughter

 [daw´ter]
1. decay product.
2. arising from cell division, as a daughter cell.

daugh·ter

(daw'ter),
In nuclear medicine, an isotope that is the disintegration product of a radionuclide. See: daughter isotope, radionuclide generator.
[O.E. dohtor]

daughter

(dô′tər)
n.
1. One's female child.
2. A female descendant.
3. The immediate product of the radioactive decay of an element.
adj.
1. Possessing the characteristics of a daughter; having the relationship of a daughter.
2. Of or relating to a cell, organelle, or other structure produced by division or replication: daughter cell; daughter DNA.
3. Produced by or resulting from the decay of a radioactive element: daughter atom; daughter nuclide.

daugh′ter·ly adj.
Cell biology A progeny cell from mitosis
Family medicine A female offspring
Nuclear medicine A radionuclide formed from the radioactive decay of a parent molecule

daugh·ter

(daw'tĕr)
In nuclear medicine, an isotope that is the disintegration product of a radionuclide.
See: daughter isotope, radionuclide generator
[O.E. dohtor]

Patient discussion about daughter

Q. Will my daughter have endometriosis also? I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 15. Now, 15 years and many efforts later I finally have an adorable baby girl. Because I had such a bad experience with endometriosis, I'm a little worried- will she have endometriosis too? Is it genetic? Can I do something to prevent it?

A. Your daughter has higher chances to also suffer from endometriosis, but there's really nothing you can do to prevent it, so for the time being you shouldn't really worry about it. What you can do is to be more aware of the appearance of symptoms, so it can be diagnosed more quickly.

Q. I had one daughter and I believe that she is with ADHD.. This is Linda, I had one daughter and I believe that she is with ADHD. In about three weeks, my daughter is going to be 3 years old. She is very hyperactive and she can’t sit in a place even for 2 minutes. She’s just hitting every body around the house even when we go out in the playground or at relative houses. I just really don't know what to do any more. What do you think I should do? I am wondering if you can give me some advice!

A. diagnosing ADHD is done on older age then 3. It is important to understand that diagnosis of ADHD usually comes after the age of 6 -before that it can be a wrong diagnosis. even after the age of 6 it's not an easy diagnosis and hyperactivity can be caused by several other things. could be very active thyroid, but most of the time it's called - childhood :)

Q. Should I Vaccinate My Daughter Against HPV? I have a 12 year old daughter. Her School wants all the girls aged 12 and up to be vaccinated against HPV. A lot of Parents are against this vaccine. I want to know more about this vaccine and if I should vaccinate my daughter.

A. before you would like to go on with any vaccination, you should check out this very long list of links:

http://www.aegis.ch/neu/links.html

at the bottom you will also find links in english. vaccinations in general are very disputable/dubious and it is probably time that we learn about it.

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References in classic literature ?
But over her own daughters she had felt how far from simple and easy is the business, apparently so commonplace, of marrying off one's daughters.
The justice declined executing his office, as he said he had no clerk present, nor no book about justice business; and that he could not carry all the law in his head about stealing away daughters, and such sort of things.
Mr Fitzpatrick declared that the law concerning daughters was out of the present case; that stealing a muff was undoubtedly felony, and the goods being found upon the person, were sufficient evidence of the fact.
THE DAUGHTER [violently] Will you please keep your impertinent remarks to yourself?
There we may learn that as credit sinks, the body becomes a corpse, and this is what must happen very soon to the banker who is proud to own so good a logician as you for his daughter." But Eugenie, instead of stooping, drew herself up under the blow.
....fair Atalanta, swift of foot, the daughter of Schoeneus, who had the beaming eyes of the Graces, though she was ripe for wedlock rejected the company of her equals and sought to avoid marriage with men who eat bread.'
I can tell thee, brother, when I came to hear that thou wert a governor I thought I should have dropped dead with pure joy; and thou knowest they say sudden joy kills as well as great sorrow; and as for Sanchica thy daughter, she leaked from sheer happiness.
The baron, who had been striding up and down the room, now seated himself; an icy sternness darkened his face; he looked fixedly at his daughter, and said to her, in a gentle, weakened voice,--
He commanded the master to come before him, and said, 'If you will take gold, and give up your right to my daughter, you shall have as much as you like.'
He loathed the idea that his daughter should be united to a Christian, but he feared the resentment of Felix if he should appear lukewarm, for he knew that he was still in the power of his deliverer if he should choose to betray him to the Italian state which they inhabited.
If the honour were proposed to me of becoming known to Mr Dorrit's family--I think two daughters were mentioned?--'
There, folded thick on the daughter's head, lay the massive dark hair, which, on the mother's, was fast turning gray.