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shorting

Etymology: AS, sceort
the fraudulent practice of dispensing a quantity of drug less than that called for in the prescription and of charging for the quantity specified in the prescription. See also kiting.

shorting

A form of health fraud committed by a US pharmacy, in which fewer pills or lesser amounts of a drug are dispensed than specified on the prescription form.

Patient discussion about shorting

Q. How tall(short) do you have to be to be considered a midget? How can you tell if a child/teen is just short or if they have stunted growth or something like that? When should you be worried? And if their growth is stunted, will this cause them any health problems later on in life?

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Q. can anyone say what short term effects of alcohol are? I often read about the long term effects of alcoholism. But can anyone say what short term effects of alcohol are?

A. POWER123 is right,but im going to add one more---drinking and driving is a short term effect of drinking/DEATH can also be a short term effect?---mrfoot56

Q. I do have a good diet and don’t feel any short in nutritional intake. I do have a good diet and don’t feel any short in nutritional intake. Generally I sweat a lot and at times feel very tired when I sweat in excess. Do I get tired with sweating or is there anything that I need to know?

A. I do believe that excess sweating burn calories. When ever your body heats up, you burn more calories. That is half the purpose of "diet" pills. It increases circulation, increases heart rate, and it takes energy for your body to release sweat. The exact amount of extra calories you burn, I do not know. I used to wear "sweat bags" when I was younger to make weight for sports and it seemed to do wonders, so if you think it helps that’s all that matters.

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References in classic literature ?
Instead of having his affections seriously engaged in a short intercourse with Miss Henley, our readers may easily perceive that it was nothing but his imagination that was excited, and which had kept his brain filled with images still more lovely than the original: but now that the wan features of George Morton were constantly brought into the picture by the side of the deity he had worshipped, the contemplation of these fancied beauties become hourly less pleasant, and in a short time he ceased to dwell on the subject altogether.
She observed a young female on her knees, but a short distance from her, with her meek face humbly bent over her book.
Aurora Rome had been stabbed with some sharp instrument such as a knife or dagger; some instrument, at least, of which the blade was short.
The yellow men were armed with two swords, and a short javelin was slung across the back of each, while from their left arms hung cuplike shields no larger than a dinner plate, the concave sides of which turned outward toward an antagonist.
Not a man of them moved until Carthoris had completed more than half of the short though dangerous journey.
Leaping from the tangled vegetation of the jungle's rim came a huge panther, with blazing eyes and bared fangs, and in his wake a score of mighty, shaggy apes lumbering rapidly toward them, half erect upon their short, bowed legs, and with their long arms reaching to the ground, where their horny knuckles bore the weight of their ponderous bodies as they lurched from side to side in their grotesque advance.
A short time later the strange party came to the clearing in which stood the ape-man's cabin.
Accurately described, Lord Lydiard's widow was short and fat, and, in the matter of age, perilously near her sixtieth birthday.
So ran the muttered chorus, while high above it rose the sharp twanging of the strings, the hiss of the shafts, and the short "Draw your arrow
Thus, twilight had already closed in, when they turned off the path to the door of a roadside inn, yet twelve miles short of Portsmouth.
Hairless dogs have imperfect teeth; long-haired and coarse-haired animals are apt to have, as is asserted, long or many horns; pigeons with feathered feet have skin between their outer toes; pigeons with short beaks have small feet, and those with long beaks large feet.
The short biographies of many of the chief English authors in the English Men of Letters Series (Macmillan, 30 and 75 cents a volume) are generally admirable.