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draw

Lab medicine noun A popular term for a specimen of blood obtained by a phlebotomist and submitted to a lab for diagnostic purposes. Cf Short draw. verb To obtain blood by venipuncture for diagnostic purposes. See Phlebotomy.

draw

(draw)
1. To extract blood from a vein for various diagnostic purposes or in the process of blood donation and collection.
2. To drag or pull by applying a steady force.
[O.E. dragan]

draw

(draw)
To extract blood from a vein for various diagnostic purposes or in the process of blood donation and collection.
[O.E. dragan]

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Q. What about Vitamins? are they any benefits i can draw out of it that would be helpful for an allergy cases?

A. Nothing that I know about. Vitamins are essential to the normal functions of our body, but supplements of vitamins, aside from states of deficiency, generally haven't been shown to provide any benefit. Anyway, it's only general knowledge - if you have any specific question, you may want to be checked by a professional (e.g. a doctor)

You may read more here:
cmbi.bjmu.edu.cn/medweb/medline/vitaminandmineralsupplements.html

Q. I am 15 weeks pregnant. I had my NT scan and blood draw today. Iam using my Hubby user name here.I am 15 weeks pregnant. I had my NT scan and blood draw today. I doubt whether I am in a risky state because I read in medical journal that women with certain amount of risk go for second trimester screening and not healthy pregnant women. Is it so? Please clarify?

A. There's something called an integrated sequential screening. You have the NT scan and blood draw in your first trimester, and then go back for an additional blood draw in your second trimester. They then calculate a unified result and present the results in the second trimester. Several other sources mentioned that often a high risk based on the NT scan and the first blood draw will prompt a diagnostic test. Yes, women with low or acceptable risk go on for the second trimester screening.

Q. How do I draw the line between social drinking and alcoholism? Your answer will help my wife too. I had many dreams before marriage to be a good husband. Now since I am married, I am not able to convince her that my social drinking is almost nil. But my wife gets very paranoid about whether I will become addicted to alcohol. I have never gone beyond the limit. How do I draw the line between social drinking and alcoholism? Your answer will help my wife too.

A. hello,,if your drinking bothers your wife,why not stop?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,MRFOOT56

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Effect of drawing blood specimens proximal to an in-place but discontinued intravenous solution.
The time difference between the blood measurements and readings using the SpectRx method was less than 15 minutes, with the added benefit of minimal cosmetic effects when compared to drawing blood through the use of lancets.
The system is intended to address a strong need in adult applications (including drawing blood, IV catheter insertions and dermatology procedures).
The tabloid reported that Presley tried to kill herself and performed self-mutilation, drawing blood from her body and scrawling, ``Nobody loves me'' and ``I'm ugly'' on her arms.
Moreover, where deuterium oxide dilution requires drawing blood and underwater weighing requires immersion in a calibrated pool, the infrared technique can be completed in three minutes and may ultimately require no more than the rolling up of one's sleeve.
United Blood Services will be drawing blood from their bloodmobile at Chosa's Harley-Davidson (922 S.
The Billikens battered UCLA at every turn, banging bodies and drawing blood.
The Lasette's nearly painless method of drawing blood and ease of use certainly should increase compliance, while enhancing the patient's quality of life, making it an important development in the management and care of diabetes.
Able and purposeful during the war, she held her family together and worked fiercely through nights at the Kosevo Hospital, often drawing blood and tending patients by the flicker of her cigarette lighter.
The Lasette technology is the ultimate in a safety-engineered device, eliminating the possibility of a needle stick accident when drawing blood.
Since the researchers determined beta-carotene levels by drawing blood at the very start of the study, "this single determination of blood beta-carotene levels likely reflects dietary habits that have persisted for decades," he said.
The advantage of the Lasette is that it makes a hole for drawing blood from the finger using laser light and eliminates the possibility of a needlestick accident.