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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]

Patient discussion about draw

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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The draw away to Monaghan and the win at home to Cobh amounted to a great start - the stuff that dreams are made of," admitted Wallace.
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We can't underestimate them because they're battling for their lives and they got a draw away from home on Tuesday.
The North Down club, who are now six points behind having played four less than the leaders, could only manage a 1-1 draw away to FC Enkalon, while their rivals took maximum points from their 2-1 win over Knockbreda Parish.
He said: "I thought he was one of the best novices in the country and that he would draw away at the second-last.
It would be great to continue our form in the cups, including this competition, but we've got a difficult draw away to Dumbarton.
Mid-table last season, Udinese have done nothing wrong this in a 4-2 home win over Brescia and 1-1 draw away to Verona.