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empty

said of a female of breeding age; nonpregnant.

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Q. How can I know the inhaler is empty? My 8 years-old boy has asthma and he takes steroids with inhaler. Every time it runs out of med we get a prescription for a new one. Is that OK? A friend that her son is treated with similar inhaler told me that towards the end it no longer delivers enough medication. How can I know I should get a new one?

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Q. what does it mean when an ultrasound shows an empty amniotic sac and no baby?

A. This exact thing happened with my friend who is now 22 weeks with her first baby. She had 2 additional sacs - both empty - and the doctor said that the pregnancy had probably started out as triplets but that only one of the embryos had actually established and continued to grow.

Her doctor said it is very common for a woman to have more than one egg fertilize but that in most cases the pregnancy continues as a singleton only. She told my friend that the empty sacs would just disappear through time (which they did) and that they posed no danger to her baby.

Q. I took vitamin B on an empty stomack and then had coffee. it gave me a terrible Stomach ache. why?

A. hi again! you should take them right after a meal. those pills are vary concentrated and some of the B vitamins are acidic. taking it without eating first will get your stomach protesting ...as you well saw...

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References in classic literature ?
The bottle was emptying perceptibly and rising still higher and his head tilting yet further back.
Slowly, deliberately, without excitement or more than the most casual interest, he followed the course of the strange stream toward the sky-line and saw it emptying into a bright and shining sea.
I saw that he was emptying his pockets; the table sparkled with their hoard.
Dinnissen has developed an innovative system for emptying big bags safely in a particle-free environment for a wide range of users who process powders, particles or granulates that are supplied in big bags.
The task includes emptying of septic tanks, Imhoff tanks, small treatment and sedimentation tanks on all properties within the municipal covered by lborg Supply, Sewage A / S Regulations for emptying the sedimentation tanks.
Our bins are emptied every two weeks and there have been occasions when my bin has been put out for emptying, the wagon has been down the street and not emptied my bin, no reason given
Bag activators loosen compacted materials and promote emptying.
Imprisonment, even house arrest, is a kind of emptying (loss of freedom of movement, loss of control, maybe even despair).
The determination is based on gastric emptying time, which can be calculated by feeding patients scrambled eggs laced with a radioactive tracer.
It is a dynamic identity that is to be grasped only in an unobjectifiable and pre-representational manner - through the pure activity of emptying.