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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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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
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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
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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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Based on previous research, the scientists expected the orphaned juveniles to play less frequently and smoothly than the mother-reared chimpanzees: After all, the orphans had missed their most important caretaker throughout a sensitive socialisation period, and continued to lack a safe and facilitating social environment provided by their mothers.
Caregivers of orphaned children through extended families are more likely to be poor women.
A survey of 646 orphaned and 1,239 non-orphaned children in Kenya found that 52% of orphaned children were not in school, but only 2% of non-orphaned children were not in school.
The story of orphaned Mary Lennox is familiar to many readers, and it is a good representative example of the type of orphan story popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which makes it ideal for the purpose of comparison with the folktales in the study.
Sowerby provides the orphaned children with a live mother figure.
He said that a number of welfare schemes for orphaned children are under way to boost the standard of living of thousands of orphaned children across the tribal areas.
Yet, the situation might have been different as far as indirect effects in historical populations are concerned.(19) Age and sex of the orphaned child might for example influence the way social support is mobilized, and the roles that are played in the family: girls were more prepared than boys to take over cooking and cleaning, and already at low ages they thus could better take care of themselves.
If the old-fashioned view is the truth of human existence--that defenceless babies have a right to life from the moment they are conceived in their mother's womb--then it is difficult to know whether orphaned embryos have a right to life or not, since they were not conceived or implanted in the womb the natural way.
According to the 61-page report, the proportion of children orphaned due to Indian troops is highest in Islamabad district of south Kashmir.
In the presence of the orphans' sponsors and officials and heads of charitable organisations operating in Burkina Faso, the Social Welfare Department organised a ceremony to honour outstanding orphaned students for 2016 in Bobo-Dioulasso city.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the report titled "Orphaned in Kashmir-The State of Orphans in Jammu and Kashmir" says that the study conducted in six districts of the occupied Kashmir reveals
As part of this project, orphaned children receive a monthly financial sponsorship as well as social, health and recreational care.