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drugs, biologicals, and medical devices (including diagnostic in vitro tests) that may be useful in either common or rare diseases but that are not considered commercially viable.
Synonym(s): orphan drugs
A minor child permanently bereft through death, disappearance, abandonment or desertion, separation or loss of both parents, who must be cared for by another, usually an adult, an agency, or who becomes wards of the state
Frequency Globally, orphans represent 7.6% of all children; China is lowest at < 1%; Africa is highest at 12%
Types
Half orphan A child who has lost one parent
Maternal orphan A child who has lost the mother
Paternal orphan A child who has lost the father
Double orphan A child who has lost both parents

orphan

Social medicine A person, usually a dependent child, whose parents have died or are presumed dead and thus must be cared for by another person or agency

orphan

a newborn animal without a dam.

orphan virus
usually enteroviruses, that have no known disease attributed to them.

Patient discussion about orphan

Q. What do we do with her? She is an orphan and has only uncle and aunt who don’t want her. I am living with my roommate for the past 1 year. Something strange and new is happening these days. She wanders off somewhere, leaving me guessing. She won’t tell me where or for what purpose she goes. Someone`s valuables are often found in her bag. I am sure it’s been stolen by her. Her contacts with boys have increased and she is regularly going out with them. When I tried to advise her, she started her activities again but on a discreet note. I don’t know what’s happening. Nowadays she remains depressed and sad. She sleeps a lot. She has stopped going for her classes after she had a fight with our classmate. What do we do with her? She is an orphan and has only uncle and aunt who don’t want her.

A. she is a student? if so- any college or university has a psychologist standing by and ready to help in those kind of cases. if not- be a good friend. talk to her, try to show her that her life changed very fast in a very extreme way and she may need help. a psychiatrist maybe..
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By improving operational efficiencies utilizing custom workflows and transparent automation, Navagate's Orphan Discovery Solution equips financial services organizations with the tools they need to simplify orphan distribution, quickly transforming orphaned accounts into selling opportunities, building new business, and driving revenue growth.
Jolie announced her personal commitment, to join with WWO to treat children in Ethiopia who have been orphaned by AIDS and are HIV positive.
Ebersole will be honored for her contributions to the adoption community and for bringing attention to the plight of orphaned children all over the world.
International Orphan Care (IOC) is a non-secular, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, whose purpose is to help orphaned children in Afghanistan.