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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture


[Shortening of for needlestick]
A colloquial term for puncture, esp. the puncturing of the skin or a blood vessel.

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Q. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet? My friend is following Fixed-menu diet which I didn’t hear before. He told that he is in diet but he is taking some of the food which he likes. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet?

A. Of course, your friend may be under diet control. I will tell you what fixed menu diet means? A fixed-menu diet provides a list of all the foods you will eat. The merits of this kind of diet are that it can be easy to follow because the foods are selected for you. However the demerit of this type of diet is that you get only few varieties of food which will make the diet boring and it will be hard to follow. If you start with a fixed-menu diet, it is easy to follow.

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McNeill: A Chapman Stick is a twelve-string music instrument played by tapping on the strings like a piano rather than plucking them like a guitar.
Aun ano de su formacion y con un sonido netamente progresivo, con tintes de free jazz, el cuarteto mexicano Luz de Riada, integrado por Ramses Luna (exCabezas de Cera) en los alientos, Hugo Santos en el Chapman Stick, el guitarrista Alejandro Vergara y Hugo Hernandez Chipa en la bateria, presenta su primer album Cuentos y Fabulas.