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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.

Patient discussion about offspring

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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References in classic literature ?
This point, if it could be cleared up, would be interesting; if, for instance, it could be shown that the greyhound, bloodhound, terrier, spaniel, and bull-dog, which we all know propagate their kind so truly, were the offspring of any single species, then such facts would have great weight in making us doubt about the immutability of the many very closely allied and natural species--for instance, of the many foxes--inhabiting different quarters of the world.
The offspring from the first cross between two pure breeds is tolerably and sometimes (as I have found with pigeons) extremely uniform, and everything seems simple enough; but when these mongrels are crossed one with another for several generations, hardly two of them will be alike, and then the extreme difficulty, or rather utter hopelessness, of the task becomes apparent.
Mice raised in an environment that encourages curiosity, exploration, social interaction, and physical activity produce offspring that are less stressed, have brain changes that promote memory and learning, and have higher birth weights compared with offspring from mice raised in isolation or conventional laboratory cages.
com)-- Offspring, a mobile app developer, today announced the launch of its iPhone app created by parents for parents.
Washington, December 11 ( ANI ): A recent study has revealed that a father's diet before conception plays an important role in the health of the offspring.
The research shows that passively coping offspring of mothers stressed during their pregnancy were at risk to develop obesity and type 2 diabetes.
NNA - A number of human rights and women's organizations staged a sit-in in Downtown Beirut/Martyrs' Square to protest continued withholding of nationality from spouses and offspring of women of Lebanese extraction.
The study, published online in Biological Psychiatry, suggests that stress caused by chronic social instability during youth contributes to epigenetic changes in sperm cells that can lead to psychiatric disorders in female offspring across multiple generations.
An increasing number of researches support the idea that exposure to stressful conditions can influence the sexes of offspring produced by humans; a majority of which document significantly fewer males after exposure to adverse conditions such as severe life events, economic disruption (1, 2); but natural disasters such as cardiovascular disease was not assessed.
Study participants (665 mother child pairs) were part of a prospective cohort of pregnant Danish women recruited between 1988 and 1989 (the Aarhus Birth Cohort) and whose offspring provided follow-up data at 20 years of age.
The failure of the regulatory process means there is no meaningful oversight for products from the offspring clones, other than voluntary food industry commitments, and no labelling requirements for products of clones or their offspring.
Summary: Meat from the offspring of a cloned cow entered the food chain last year and was eaten, the Food Standards Agency revealed.