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surrogate

 [sur´o-gat]
a substitute; a thing or person that takes the place of something or someone else, as a drug used in place of another, or, in psychoanalysis, the projection onto another person of one's mother or father image and unconscious and inappropriate response to that person with the feelings and attitudes felt for the real mother or father.

sur·ro·gate

(sŭr'ŏ-găt),
1. A person who functions in another's life as a substitute for some third person, such as a relative who assumes the nurturing and other responsibilities of the absent parent.
2. A person who reminds one of another person so that one uses the first as an emotional substitute for the second.
[L. surrogo, to put in another's place]

surrogate

(sûr′ə-gĭt, -gāt′, sŭr′-)
n.
1. One that takes the place of another; a substitute.
2.
a. A person or animal that functions as a substitute for another, as in a social or family role.
b. A surrogate mother.
3. In Freudian psychology, a figure of authority who takes the place of the father or mother in a person's unconscious or emotional life.
adj.
Substitute.
tr.v. (-gāt′) surro·gated, surro·gating, surro·gates
1. To put in the place of another, especially as a successor; replace.
2. To appoint (another) as a replacement for oneself.

surrogate

Research
A test or species (of animals) used in the place of another test or target species.

sur·ro·gate

(sŭr'ŏ-găt)
1. A person who functions in another's life as a substitute for some third person, such as a relative who assumes the nurturing and other responsibilities of the absent parent.
2. A person who so reminds one of another person that one uses the first as an emotional substitute for the second.
[L. surrogo, to put in another's place]

sur·ro·gate

(sŭr'ŏ-găt)
Person who functions in another's life as a substitute for some third person.
[L. surrogo, to put in another's place]
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The deal set out that the surrogate was not allowed to use drugs, drink alcohol or smoke, go in hot tubs or saunas, apply hair dye, drink more than one caffeinated drink per day, eat raw fish or handle or change cat litter.
The court's second reason for dismissing the application was concern about the intended surrogate mother's psychological wellbeing--in spite of the psychological report that declared the intended surrogate mother suitable to become a surrogate mother.
While talking to her mom on the show, Kardashian said that she considered surrogacy after talking to a mother who used to be a surrogate. Initially, the reality TV star feared that she won't have the same connection with her third child like she has with North West and Saint West.
Becky is now 30 weeks pregnant with her seventh baby and has given birth to five surrogates, as well as a son of her own.
7) The act adds an exclusion for a client who is not incapacitated and who has designated a surrogate with immediate authority to make health care decisions or to access health information, or both, from the expedited judicial intervention procedures pursuant to Fla.
If the desired accuracy cannot be reached, the decomposition process is repeated and the number of required surrogate models is updated.
The government's nod to the proposed draft bill seeking the ban on commercial surrogacy to tighten the legal noose around the business of womb rentals may be done with the best of intentions to save poor surrogate mothers from the clutches of the middlemen in the industry.
" Earlier, there was a high demand for surrogates from foreigners.
Russian legislation does not establish any penalties for improper performance and contract breach by a surrogate mother.
She explains that problems with the law include the intended parents not being able to apply for legal responsibility for their child until after the surrogate has given birth, and single people not being allowed to apply for that responsibility at all.
(11) The couple realized this was a viable option and quickly found a willing surrogate, Valerie.