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draw

Lab medicine noun A popular term for a specimen of blood obtained by a phlebotomist and submitted to a lab for diagnostic purposes. Cf Short draw. verb To obtain blood by venipuncture for diagnostic purposes. See Phlebotomy.

draw

(draw)
1. To extract blood from a vein for various diagnostic purposes or in the process of blood donation and collection.
2. To drag or pull by applying a steady force.
[O.E. dragan]

draw

(draw)
To extract blood from a vein for various diagnostic purposes or in the process of blood donation and collection.
[O.E. dragan]

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Q. What about Vitamins? are they any benefits i can draw out of it that would be helpful for an allergy cases?

A. Nothing that I know about. Vitamins are essential to the normal functions of our body, but supplements of vitamins, aside from states of deficiency, generally haven't been shown to provide any benefit. Anyway, it's only general knowledge - if you have any specific question, you may want to be checked by a professional (e.g. a doctor)

You may read more here:
cmbi.bjmu.edu.cn/medweb/medline/vitaminandmineralsupplements.html

Q. I am 15 weeks pregnant. I had my NT scan and blood draw today. Iam using my Hubby user name here.I am 15 weeks pregnant. I had my NT scan and blood draw today. I doubt whether I am in a risky state because I read in medical journal that women with certain amount of risk go for second trimester screening and not healthy pregnant women. Is it so? Please clarify?

A. There's something called an integrated sequential screening. You have the NT scan and blood draw in your first trimester, and then go back for an additional blood draw in your second trimester. They then calculate a unified result and present the results in the second trimester. Several other sources mentioned that often a high risk based on the NT scan and the first blood draw will prompt a diagnostic test. Yes, women with low or acceptable risk go on for the second trimester screening.

Q. How do I draw the line between social drinking and alcoholism? Your answer will help my wife too. I had many dreams before marriage to be a good husband. Now since I am married, I am not able to convince her that my social drinking is almost nil. But my wife gets very paranoid about whether I will become addicted to alcohol. I have never gone beyond the limit. How do I draw the line between social drinking and alcoholism? Your answer will help my wife too.

A. hello,,if your drinking bothers your wife,why not stop?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,MRFOOT56

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Haunting laughter echoing in a young girl's mind that prevents her from enjoying a piece of watermelon, or the urge to draw back a hand when it is clasped by a disfigured one belonging to a girl born with "an unopened fist." Somewhere in the expanse of our lives, close enough to call home, these stories are remembered by someone bearing witness.
The Hunter Series is available in two sizes, designed to fit securely over most styles of glasses and to stay in place when you draw back your bow.
Again the Lilac Fairy appeared, this time to draw back the curtains and reveal not a dusty old stage, but one with sparkling new workings from which dropped a cavalcade of portraits of the company's balletic galaxy, hung around that of the founder Dame Ninette de Valois (who at 101 was unable to attend).
How the "draw back" rule applies in practice may be illustrated by the example of Morocco's production of TV sets achieved with components originating in Taiwan.
For the former, have campers imagine the string is going to split their noses and tell them to draw back without moving their heads.
But on the whole, and despite Sandel's likely academic prejudices, he does not draw back from the ultimate implications of his diagnosis.
The words begin to swagger through the whiteness of a last refrain, then draw back, seductive, as if no longer responsible, compromising themselves like a series of defective vehicles that have to be shipped back to the factory from the dealership window.
For one thing, they note, the compound breaks down very quickly in sunlight--an advantage for an agricultural chemical not meant to build up in the environment, but a draw back for a drug applied to skin.
She said: "We had to watch the draw back again on the RTE Player and check the National Lottery website to believe it was actually true.