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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture


[Shortening of for needlestick]
A colloquial term for puncture, esp. the puncturing of the skin or a blood vessel.

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Q. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet? My friend is following Fixed-menu diet which I didn’t hear before. He told that he is in diet but he is taking some of the food which he likes. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet?

A. Of course, your friend may be under diet control. I will tell you what fixed menu diet means? A fixed-menu diet provides a list of all the foods you will eat. The merits of this kind of diet are that it can be easy to follow because the foods are selected for you. However the demerit of this type of diet is that you get only few varieties of food which will make the diet boring and it will be hard to follow. If you start with a fixed-menu diet, it is easy to follow.

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The same job took 22 seconds when I used the first conventional USB stick I could find on my desk and transferred the file from a Mac to the stick.
According to the organisers of the awards, unravelling the complexities of the human genome was once an endeavour reserved for the scientific elite, but Christofer Toumazou's invention -- a USB stick that decodes a patient's DNA within minutes -- puts that unique ability at people's fingertips.
She pointed that mobile phone or a USB stick could have been used by the hacker to potentially change the plane's altitude, speed and direction by sending radio signals to its flight management system.
A man he knew who was involved in the wholesale fruit and vegetable trade, whom he did not want to name, had provided him with the USB stick with the paperwork details and he received PS2,500 as his reward.
The printers support one-handed media loading and quick configuration via a USB stick device for easy installation and maintenance.
IBM has taken the secure USB stick concept to its logical extreme, announcing a pilot service capable of streaming an enterprise user's entire Linux or Windows desktop to a remote PC through a virtual machine running from a flash drive.
Phil's stalker is also having a busy Christmas, as Denise finds something very surprising under her tree - a USB stick containing the recording of the garage owner confessing to his part in Kevin's death.
A spokesman said: "A USB stick was misplaced by a policy officer containing approximately 64,000 records.
This means they will have to do more than store their information on a USB stick or a mobile phone application since they can be easily lost.
Toptai offers a wide range of quirky corporate flash players with an appearance very different from the standard rectangular USB stick.
The company provides a free V850ES/Jx3-L low power USB stick demonstrator to developers upon request.