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noun A popular term for a psychiatrist, short for ‘headshrinker’
verb To become reduced in size

shrink

Vox populi noun A psychiatrist

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Q. After Taxol/Carbo, then Alimta, treatments stopped because tumors no longer shrinking. Anything else to try? I was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer about 6 months ago. Because of the weakness of my lungs due to advanced COPD, the Oncologist ruled out surgery & radiation so Chemo was the only alternative. I am now under Hospice care.

A. this is a question that the oncologist should answer...there are a lot of chemo treatments out there- but not always firring to the type of lung caner. but i'm sure he would suggest them...
look- there's some treatments in clinical trials. check them out maybe there'll be something for you. look under the topic "research":
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lungcancer.html#cat27

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The currently used data mining algorithm by FAERS is Multi-Item Gamma Poisson Shrinker (MGPS).
In addition, the company will be exhibiting Modco-engineered tooling, including QDT [quick delivery tooling] capabilities; HSK; VM modular quick-change and shrinker tools.
The HTML Shrinker is an example of a freeware utility that can decrease the physical size of your HTML files by removing all characters not strictly necessary for displaying the page in a browser (e.
I remember thinking, "What's this Shrinker shit they're all fired up on?
They have rolled sides and corners and I couldn't find anybody who would do that kind of work," Sue says, "so I bought a steel stretcher and shrinker and made a frame, stretching the flat sheet metal around it.
Individuals who use a shrinker (an elastic sock worn on the residuum) at night or individuals with venous vascular complications may experience the opposite trend, an increase in limb volume (edema) during the day.
From my days in the office, I recalled how some of us would sit behind mountains of paper, unopened mail, stained teacups, apple cores, pork pies in need of carbon dating, dead wasps, nearly dead wasps, photographs of children now married themselves, conkers, hankies from the last outbreak of flu, aspirin tubs, tubes of wart shrinker and pencils chewed to the very quick.
Its simple calorie-crunching exercises aim to fat-bust fast, and it features a Latin session, Bingo Buster (arm exercises for the upper arm) and Muffin shrinker for tummies.
It's a Sony record player that's been converted to a capsule heat shrinker.
Users now have greater flexibility in grouping data into subsets for Multi-Item Gamma Poisson Shrinker (MGPS) data mining runs.
Limb volume measurements were made at baseline (admission to rehabilitation unit), time of shrinker fitting (determined by physician), and time of casting for the prosthesis (i.