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family

 [fam´ĭ-le]
1. a group of people related by blood or marriage or a strong common bond, such as those descended from a common ancestor, or a husband, wife, and their children.
2. a taxonomic category below an order and above a genus.
blended family a family unit composed of a married couple and their offspring including some from previous marriages.
dysfunctional family one in which adult caregivers are unable to consistently fulfill their family responsibilities.
extended family a nuclear family and their close relatives, such as the children's grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
nuclear family a family consisting of a two-generation relationship of parents and children, living together and more or less isolated from their extended family.
nuclear dyad family a husband and wife with no children.
family of origin the family in which a person grew up.
family processes the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit; for nursing diagnoses, see under process.
single-parent family a lone parent and offspring living together as a family unit.
skewed family a family in which one spouse is severely dysfunctional and the other spouse assumes an acquiescent, peacemaking stance to maintain equilibrium.
family (omaha) in the omaha system, a problem modifier defined as a social unit or related group of individuals who live together and who experience a health-related problem.

fam·i·ly

(fam'ĭ-lē),
1. A group of two or more people united by blood, adoptive, or marital ties, or the common law equivalent.
2. In biologic classification, a taxonomic grouping at the level intermediate between the order and the tribe or genus.
3. A group of substances closely related structurally.
4. A group of proteins with characteristic sequence, pharmacologic, and/or signaling profiles.
[L. familia]

family

/fam·i·ly/ (fam´ĭ-le)
1. a group descended from a common ancestor.
2. a taxonomic subdivision subordinate to an order (or suborder) and superior to a tribe (or subfamily).

family

(făm′ə-lē, făm′lē)
n. pl. fami·lies
1.
a. A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children.
b. The children of one of these groups: She raised a large family.
c. A group of persons related by descent or marriage: My whole family, including my cousins, gets together once a year. See Usage Note at collective noun.
2. People in the same line of descent; lineage: comes from an old Virginia family.
3. Obsolete All the members of a household living under one roof.
4. A locally independent organized crime unit, as of the Cosa Nostra.
5.
a. A group of like things; a class: the family of brass instruments.
b. A group of individuals derived from a common stock: the family of human beings.
6. Biology A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a genus. A family usually consists of several genera.
7. Linguistics A group of languages descended from the same parent language, such as the Indo-European language family.
8. Mathematics A set of functions or surfaces that can be generated by varying the parameters of a general equation.
9. Chemistry
a. A group of elements with similar chemical properties.
b. A vertical column in the periodic table of elements.
10. Physics Any of the three generations of elementary fermions.
adj.
1. Of or having to do with a family: family problems.
2. Being suitable for a family: family movies.

family

Etymology: L, familia, household
a group of people related by heredity, such as parents, children, and siblings. The term sometimes is broadened to include persons related by marriage or those living in the same household, who are emotionally attached, interact regularly, and share concerns for the growth and development of the group and its individual members.
Scispeak A group of related organisms, proteins, or chemicals
Taxonomy A category in the biological nomenclature of livings things which falls between an order and above a genus
Vox populi A unit of related individuals

family

1. A group of related organisms, proteins, or chemicals. See Superfamily.
2. A unit of related individuals. See Cancer family, Dysfunctional family, Extended family, Hernandez family, Immediate family, Jukes family, Multiproblem family, Nerve growth factor family, Nuclear family, Single-parent family Genetics A category in the biological nomenclature of livings things which falls between an order and above a genus.

fam·i·ly

(fam'i-lē)
1. A group of two or more people linked by blood, adoptive, or marital ties, or the common-law equivalent.
2. In biologic classification, a taxonomic grouping at the level intermediate between the order and the tribe or genus.
3. A group of substances closely related structurally.
4. A group of proteins with characteristic sequence, pharmacologic, and/or signaling profiles.
[L. familia]

family

the TAXON between ORDER and GENUS that normally contains more than one genus. Family names of animals usually end in -idae, and of plants in -ceae, for example, Ursidae, the bear family; Rosaceae, the rose family.

fam·i·ly

(fam'i-lē)
1. Group of two or more people united by blood, adoptive, or marital ties, or the common law equivalent.
2. In biologic classification, taxonomic grouping at level intermediate between order and tribe or genus.
3. Substances closely related structurally.
[L. familia]

family,

n 1. a group of people related by heredity, such as parents, children, and siblings. The term is sometimes broadened to include related by marriage or those living in the same household, who are emotionally attached, interact regularly, and share concerns for the growth and development of the group and its individual members.
2. a category of animals or plants situated on a taxonomic scale between order and genus.
3. the legal definition varies, depending on the jurisdiction and purpose for which the term is defined.
family counseling,
n a program that consists of providing information and professional guidance to members of a family concerning specific health matters.
family deductible,
n a deductible that is satisfied by combined expenses of all covered family members. A plan with a $25 deductible may limit its application to a maximum of three deductibles, or $75, for the family, regardless of the number of family members.
family dentistry,
n the branch of dentistry that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems in people of either sex and at any age. Family dental professionals were formerly known as
general practitioners, and therefore family dentistry does not constitute one of the specialty areas of dentistry.
family history,
n a part of the medical history process; practitioner should ask patient about history of diseases or serious illness in family to determine if the patient might be predisposed to certain illnesses.
family membership,
n a membership that includes spouses and/or dependents.
family unit,
n an insured group member and dependents who are eligible for benefits under a dental care contract; an accounting unit.

family

1. a group of animals related by blood or their inheritance.
2. a taxonomic category below an order and above a genus.

family farm
traditional basis of agriculture being gradually overcome in developed countries by amalgamation into larger farms dedicated to business efficiency.
family selection
selection of individuals to be used in a breeding program based on the merits of sibs or half sibs.

Patient discussion about family

Q. United happy family but now... We are a united happy family with married brothers, sisters and their families. Our father died when he was suffering from Bipolar1. Now one of my sisters is diagnosed as Bipolar II. We are afraid that our family happiness will vanish soon. Please let me know about the difference between bipolar1 and bipolar11 and what the treatments available are?

A. Hey pete,
Any family that is dealing with Bipolar disorder will have some difficult and trying times. you obviously love your sister so just be patient and supportive to her. Encourage her to take medications as perscribed and encourage her to get theropy, I think these steps are invaluable to a person with bipolar. Bipolar ii is less severe than bipolar 1. Bipolar ii is usually free of the hillucinations etc... However is still very serious and needs to be treated appropriately.
I hope your family stays strong through all your struggles, with the right support and theropy/meds and the love of her family your sister should do well in learning to manage the illness...

Q. Most of my family members are suffering from some disorder. Most of my family members are suffering from some disorder. I doubt it as bipolar. Is bipolar disorder a family problem?

Q. I AM WONDERING ABOUT GETTING HEALTH INSURANCE IS IT EXPENSIVE FOR A FAMILY?

A. Yes, it'll you cost you money, and not a negligible sum, but that's not necessarily means it'll be expensive - the alternative may eventually be much more expensive. We can never know what will happen tomorrow- if something will happen to you or your family (e.g. car accident, cancer or even relatively simple thing as appendicitis), the cost of the unavoidable medical treatment in this case will be much higher than the insurance premium.

Here (http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/insuranceqa/) you can find an official governmental guide to choosing health insurance.

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References in classic literature ?
I returned safe to my old habitation, and found my family in happy circumstances.
The family had paid fifteen hundred dollars for it, and it had not cost the builders five hundred, when it was new.
They knelt together, and the good man prayed,--for there are some feelings so agitated and tumultuous, that they can find rest only by being poured into the bosom of Almighty love,--and then, rising up, the new-found family embraced each other, with a holy trust in Him, who from such peril and dangers, and by such unknown ways, had brought them together.
Well knowing this (the letter proceeded to say), he had nevertheless persisted in forcing himself upon her as a species of family connection: and she had weakly sanctioned the intrusion, solely from the dread that he would otherwise introduce himself to Mr.
Micawber, with his usual suddenness of warmth on that subject, 'as the member of your family - whoever he, she, or it, may be - has kept us waiting for a considerable period, perhaps the Member may now wait MY convenience.
At the sight of papers of all sorts, -- titles, contracts, parchments, which were kept in the archives of the family, all descending from the poisoned cardinal, I in my turn examined the immense bundles of documents, like twenty servitors, stewards, secretaries before me; but in spite of the most exhaustive researches, I found -- nothing.
Lady Russell confessed she had expected something better; but yet "it was an acquaintance worth having;" and when Anne ventured to speak her opinion of them to Mr Elliot, he agreed to their being nothing in themselves, but still maintained that, as a family connexion, as good company, as those who would collect good company around them, they had their value.
I listened to all this with great interest, and when he spoke about his cousin I was on the point of turning around to ask him the address of the family that she was with; but the next moment he said they had moved away; so I sat still.
To our family she has always been represented in softened colours by the benevolence of Mr.
Well, the first Caswall in our immediate record is an Edgar, head of the family and owner of the estate, who came into his kingdom just about the time that George III.
The head of the family, you know, is the Duke of Exmoor; he is one of the few really stiff old Tory aristocrats left, a sound old crusted tyrant it is quite in our line to make trouble about.
Don't you really know, Durbeyfield, that you are the lineal representative of the ancient and knightly family of the d'Urbervilles, who derive their descent from Sir Pagan d'Urberville, that renowned knight who came from Normandy with William the Conqueror, as appears by Battle Abbey Roll?

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