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pupil

1 in Scots law, a boy under 14 and a girl under 12, a distinction now largely superceded by the age of majority at 18.
2 in Scotland, a trainee advocate.

PUPIL, civil law. One who is in his or her minority. Vide. Dig. 1, 7; Id. 26, 7, 1, 2; Code, 6, 30, 18; Dig. 50, 16, 239. One who is in ward or guardianship.

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Although we do not believe that individuals with myotonic dystrophy are "powerless," we argue that their unique physical and emotional challenges, coupled with the power imbalance inherent in some medical encounters (Goodyear-Smith & Buetow, 2001), warrant a strategy that utilizes their strengths and experiences.
Myotonic dystrophy may be an example of "genetic imprinting," in which the same gene produces a different effect, depending on which parent provides the gene (SN: 5/20/89, p.
Myotonic dystrophy is a degenerative disease characterized by progressive muscle wasting and weakness.
Myotonic dystrophy is closely linked to the gene for muscle-type creatine kinase (CKMM).
For decades we have studied various potential therapies for patients afflicted with myotonic dystrophy," stated Richard T.
Characterization of large CTG repeats expansions in myotonic dystrophy alleles using PCR.
Congenital myotonic dystrophy is characterized by the wasting away of muscles, formation of cataracts, premature baldness and, frequently, mental deficiency.
Myotonic Dystrophy (MMD), the most common type of adult muscular dystrophy,which affects some 38,000 people in the United States.
Although myotonic dystrophy weakened her and she eventually would have died of natural causes, ``she didn't have to die at 44 pounds because of her disease,'' said Cady.
Pezeshkpour described Lindsay Gentry's condition as a good example of a child who suffers from myotonic dystrophy.