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AIDS, Engl. law. Formerly they were certain sums of money granted by the tenant to his lord in times of difficulty and distress, but, as usual in such cases, what was received as a gratuity by the rich and powerful from the weak and poor, was soon claimed as a matter of right; and aids became a species of tax to be paid by the tenant to his lord, in these cases: 1. To ransom the lord's person, when taken prisoner; 2. To make the lord's eldest son a knight; 3. To marry the lord's eldest daughter, by giving her a suitable portion. The first of these remained uncertain; the other two were fixed by act of parliament at twenty shillings each being the supposed twentieth part of a knight's fee, 2 Bl. Com. 64.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The presence of Li-Fraumeni syndrome increases the risk of osteosarcoma, breast cancer, colon cancer, adrenocortical carcinoma, leukemia and lymphoma, and brain cancer.
She said, people with Down Syndrome face the harsh reality of low life expectancy, physical and psychological abuse, stigma and exclusion, and limited opportunities in life as children and adults.
Stickler syndrome is by far the most common identifiable cause of cleft palate.
The poll demonstrates a disconnect between funding for people with Down syndrome, which has lagged over the last decade, and the widespread support for spending on the condition.
Given that this was an already sad story, a more respectful reference to the deceased should have referred to the person by name or at least acknowledged his gender before declaring their syndrome as in "a man with Down''s Syndrome died after swallowing ...
In an unadjusted first-pass analysis, those with metabolic syndrome at baseline were 62% more likely that the others to develop PAD.
But the nearly 7,000 women with metabolic syndrome also differed from the others in another important way: They had markedly higher levels of biomarkers of systemic inflammation.
Sjogren's syndrome may occur alone (primary Sjogren's syndrome), or it may be a symptom of other autoimmune/rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, polymyositis and some forms of scleroderma (secondary Sjogren's syndrome).
For families undergoing prenatal testing, it is critical that value-neutral information convey not just the challenges of Down syndrome but also the richly rewarding lives possible for those with Down syndrome," says Krista J.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in New England and Europe.
Propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS) was first reported by Parke et al (1) in 1992 in children receiving propofol.
Gorlin's syndrome (basal cell nevus syndrome) is an autosomal-dominant disorder with complete penetrance and variable expression.

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