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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
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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%
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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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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The psychological effect of orphanhood in a matured HIV epidemic: An analysis of young people in Mukono, Uganda.
Realistically, the orphanhood in Wuthering Heights alludes to the social context in the Victorian society.
Although in intermediate regression models, paternal orphanhood was positively associated with males' having had sex, the association was not significant when the authors adjusted for household circumstances.
The stakeholders stated that they do indeed collect and record the cause(s) that led to orphanhood and vulnerability, but they do not share the information outside of their own organization; therefore, it is not being used to adjust the public health programs to the actual needs.
(38.) Harold Bloom, The Visionary Company: A Reading of English Romantic Poetry (New York: Doubleday, 1961), 130; John Hughes, "The Poetics of Orphanhood: Wordsworth's 'Salisbury Plain,' 'The Vale of Esthwaite,' and 'Tintern Abbey,'" Romanticism 14, no.
Emotional rejection, permanent breaking or limitation of bonds between a child and their parent cause the appearance of features typical of deprivation syndrome, mental atrophy, family lessness, anaclitic depression, separation anxiety, self-alienation, or orphanhood.
He earned his doctorate from ucla's Department of Comparative Literature with a dissertation on the question of orphanhood in the British novel.
In both When We Were Orphans and Never Let Me Go, the representation of the narrators' consciousness through their storytellings intersects with the active use of memory to overcome orphanhood and a different approach to the nostalgia of past times, which is vectorized towards the future.
Participants of the meeting also raised the question of possible amendments to the administrative code, which would protect children of migrant workers from social orphanhood.
However, Morrison has also dealt with insanity caused by other emotionally scarring situations, such as war in Sula's character, Shadrack, or as a result of the loss of your loved ones, sudden orphanhood, as in A Mercy's Sorrow.
19 (SUNA) The Wali (governor) of South Kordufan State, Ahmed Mohammed Haroun has affirmed that the repeated attacks of the rebel on Kadugli is only an expression of despair and orphanhood that prevailed among them after the State of South Sudan announced its disengagement from the north sector; stressing that the armed forces are capable to repulse these attacks .
Word, of course, is out, and so all of their intended victims claim orphanhood.