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FOUR

Acronyn for Full Outline of Unresponsiveness Score. This is a coma scale proposed in 2006 and which is claimed to be more useful than the GLASGOW COMA SCALE (GCS) in patients in deep coma as a result of brain injury. GCS is said to be better in patients in less deep coma. FOUR includes assessments of pupil reactions and the respiratory pattern reflecting brainstem dysfunction.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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"Four into fifteen, three times and three to carry," Saxon recited glibly.
Again, was I not taught by my Lord that as in a Line there are TWO bounding Points, and in a Square there are FOUR bounding Lines, so in a Cube there must be SIX bounding Squares?
The bachelor replied that although he was not one of the famous poets of Spain, who were, they said, only three and a half, he would not fail to compose the required verses; though he saw a great difficulty in the task, as the letters which made up the name were seventeen; so, if he made four ballad stanzas of four lines each, there would be a letter over, and if he made them of five, what they called decimas or redondillas, there were three letters short; nevertheless he would try to drop a letter as well as he could, so that the name "Dulcinea del Toboso" might be got into four ballad stanzas.
Then the four brothers said to each other, 'Here is a chance for us; let us try what we can do.' And they agreed to see whether they could not set the princess free.
"Four hundred, at a louis each, make four hundred louis."
As long as they were within the circle of the camp, the four friends did not exchange one word; besides, they were followed by the curious, who, hearing of the wager, were anxious to know how they would come out of it.
SOCRATES: And are there not these four divisions in the figure, each of which is equal to the figure of four feet?
The vizir took them himself to the cook, saying, "Here are four fish that have been brought to the Sultan.
Heidegger had been filling the four champagne glasses with the water of the Fountain of Youth.
Four of the bailiff of the palace's sergeants, perfunctory guardians of all the pleasures of the people, on days of festival as well as on days of execution, stood at the four corners of the marble table.
"For the price of four pennies, I'll sell you my coat."
This island, lying near to the eastern coast of Africa, is in the sixth degree of south latitude, that is to say, four hundred and thirty geographical miles below the equator.