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Down

(down),
John Langdon H., English physician, 1828-1896. See: Down syndrome.
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down

(doun)
n.
1. Fine, soft, fluffy feathers forming the first plumage of a young bird and underlying the contour feathers in certain adult birds.
2. A soft, silky, or feathery substance, such as the first growth of a human beard.
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down

the soft, small feathers lacking BARBULES that cover the body of a bird and aid heat retention.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Patient discussion about down

Q. Can Down syndrome occur again? A few years ago, at the age of 32 my sister gave birth to a child that was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Now, at the age of 37 she's pregnant again. Can she have another baby with Down? Does the fact she has a baby with Down means she has higher risk for a second baby with Down?

A. - Older women especially after 35 years
- Previuosly child with Down Syndrome

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http://www.thedoctorsvideos.com/video/585/Downs-Syndrome

DrMFK

Q. assessment of down syndrom

A. down syndrome is a very easy diagnosis - it just need a chromosome check and seeing 3 (instead 2) chromosomes number 21. -

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/whataregd/down/

Q. what does enlarged heart mean? is it linked to down syndrome? My wife is 16 weeks pregnant. we did a prenatal US and we were told that the baby hes an enlarged heart and that we are advised to do amniocentesis. A friend of mine had a baby with down syndrome, and he was toled that if they have done this procedure, the doctors could have find it on time and abort the pregnancy. Is there a clear connection between the enlarged hart and the fact that the doctor advised us to do this procedure to down syndrome?

A. Down syndrome is associated with several kinds of heart problems. those problems can cause an enlarged heart but usually it will appears as a post-natal complication.
The protocol that most obstetrics use is that if there is anything abnormal in the US there is an automatic referral to an amniocentesis procedure.
the US has a lot of false alarms, so they must check with the more accurate procedure.

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References in classic literature ?
Lecount get the description which you read downstairs? Whatever else she has seen of me, she has not seen the mark on my neck -- it is too far back, and too high up; my hair hides it."
How long can you give me to wring an offer of marriage out of that creature downstairs?"
Late in the evening, when the parlor at North Shingles began to get dark, and when the captain rang the bell for candles as usual, he was surprised by hearing Magdalen's voice in the passage telling the servant to take the lights downstairs again.
"Shall I go downstairs and speak with him in his own room?"
Downstairs ran the Giant in great joy, and out into the garden.
With that, he shook the snuff from his fingers as if he had shaken the dust from his feet, and quietly walked downstairs.
Its owner went downstairs into the courtyard, got into his carriage, and drove away.
I had a stupid intention of replying that I was going to wait, to hand her downstairs. I suppose I expressed it, somehow; for after she had looked at me attentively for a little while, she appeared to understand, and replied in a low tone:
Its accommodation briefly comprises of a large reception hall, downstairs cloakroom/WC, sitting room, dining room, a kitchen/breakfast room, a family room, and a downstairs walk-in cloakroom room/small study.
Downstairs there is a dual aspect lounge/diner and a fitted breakfast kitchen, plus a downstairs WC.
The in-laws come to stay at Christmas and you spend the while time apologising that the downstairs toilet hasn't been decorated - you've been so busy, there hasn't been time.
The downstairs has a dining room with quarry tiled floor and an inglenook fireplace so large a new owner might be able to host a small dinner party inside it.