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(ôf′sprĭng′, ŏf′-)
n. pl. offspring
The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.


Progeny, see there.


progeny generally; includes calf, lamb, kid, pig, foal, chicken, poult, duckling, puppy, kitten, cria. See also Table 20.

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Q. only kids get ADHD?

A. The disorder may persist throughout adult life, but it comes to attention during childhood, and therefore the impression that only kids "get" ADHD, that represents the average age in which the disorder is first DIAGNOSED, and not the age in which it is PREVALENT (which may be also adult age).

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Q. how to tell kids their mother has cancer? One is a 4 year old boy and one is a 9 year old girl. any advice?

A. well these kids are dealing with really difficult times. I guess I never thought you should handle these things at such a young age. It gives you a freat jump right into adult life,I don't like it at all, but what can you do? everybody just wish their mother will be better soon.

Q. Snacks for kids – is there a healthy option? My 8 years-old son eats snacks every day, and although he’s not fat by any means, I still want to give him good eating habits. Do you have any idea for healthy snacks? Is there any chance he’ll give up his chocolate and coke for fruits???

A. fruit or peanut butter and jelly,peanut butter provides protein,jelly is a fruit.

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This allows them to increase their own chances of survival to the next year or to have their next set of offspring sooner.
According to the Penn State research, chemical bisphenol A (BPA), used in plastic packaging and in the linings of food and beverage cans, may be passed from a mother to her offspring during pregnancy and cause changes in the gut bacteria of the offspring.
Therefore, administration of environmental contaminants during the very early stages of pregnancy, and even before conception, is relevant to understanding the long-term effects of adverse maternal conditions on subsequent offspring health.
Niiranen and his coinvestigators divided the Offspring cohort into four groups based upon parental hypertension status.
It is previously known that nutritional, hormonal and psychological environment provided by the mother permanently alters organ structure, cellular response and gene expression in her offspring.
The Offspring has been active since the early 80's.
They recommend also that clinicians undertake a simple family history assessment of major depression as a predictor of offspring at long-term risk.
At the moment, one company based in France produces equine clones and their offspring for sporting purposes.
In this study, the researchers looked at the offspring of enriched mice that were conceived while LTP levels were still normal.
The Offspring app offers a simple and intuitive interface to document special moments like photos, videos, quotes, audio, milestones, and journal entries.
Previous research in rodents suggested that both prenatal stress exposure and passive stress coping style might predispose offspring to develop type 2 diabetes later in life.
The researchers then studied the offspring of these previously-stressed mice and observed that again female, but not male, offspring exhibited elevated anxiety and poor social interactions.