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1. decay product.
2. arising from cell division, as a daughter cell.
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In nuclear medicine, an isotope that is the disintegration product of a radionuclide. See: daughter isotope, radionuclide generator.
[O.E. dohtor]
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1. One's female child.
2. A female descendant.
3. The immediate product of the radioactive decay of an element.
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.
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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
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In nuclear medicine, an isotope that is the disintegration product of a radionuclide.
See: daughter isotope, radionuclide generator
[O.E. dohtor]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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:


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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That said, even though Daughterhood was designed for women caring for aging parents, anyone is welcome, including men and people caring for family members other than their parents.
Because of her mother's daily inaccessibility and subsequent death, Sethe is denied daughterhood. If her "ma'am had been able to get out of the rice long enough before they hanged her," Sethe would have been a "daughter[,] which is what [she] wanted to be" (203).
We would thus understand the emergence of this new aesthetic of fictionality as a response to the particular conditions of disempowerment that made immediacy insupportable for Burney and for Evelina--propertylessness and daughterhood.
There are intriguing reflections, for example, on the overweening importance that daughterhood played for ladies young and old.
In addition, on Tuesday, October 11, The Birches will host its monthly Daughterhood support group.
Motherhood in the East-West encounter: Pandita Ramabai's negotiation of "daughterhood" and motherhood, Feminist Review 65 (1) 2000, 49-67.
A compact, stolen when she was a child, "gather[s] a slow pinch of skin." Memory exists in a "stitched shelter." Someone's face is "fisted shut." Drinks with a lover are described as "fire and color, shot silk// the savory slur of desire." This sensory apprehension of the world gives the poems a precise authority, as in the first section of "Night Terrors," a prose poem that examines motherhood and daughterhood from multiple perspectives:
Hence she concludes that Bowles's "glorification of the pleasures of perpetual daughterhood stirred the two-edged sword that was buried deep in [EBB's] own heart" (p.
The discovery of this young Beatrice-so remote from the mother I knew-set me on the quest to understand her in her own terms, moving both through and beyond the narrow prism of daughterhood. Doing this, as you might imagine, roused contradictory emotions.
Davis, "Feminist Critics and Literary Mothers: Daughters Reading Elizabeth Gaskell," Signs 17 (1992): 507-32, contends that "the complicated interrelatedness of motherhood and daughterhood have shaped the way feminist critics analyze both the mother/daughter relationship and Gaskell's presentation of feminine nurturance" (p.