A first-degree relative is one's offspring, sibling or parent.[1] It constitutes a category of family members that largely overlaps with the term nuclear family, but without spouses.[2] First degree relatives are a common measure used to diagnose risks for common diseases by analyzing family history.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Talley, Nicholas (2007). Gastroenterology and Hepatology: A Clinical Handbook. p. 200. 
  2. ^ Reiss, David (1981). The Family's Construction of Reality. p. 276. 
  3. ^ Ginsburg, Geoffrey (2008). Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Volumes 1-2. p. 482. 

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at First-degree relatives. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.