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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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Therefore, this type of bounded rationality can explain why the no draw down raffle outperforms the others.
Because the state received a waiver from the federal government last legislative session to reform Texas' health care delivery system, public hospitals now have different options to seek federal funding, which private hospitals and the House's lead budget writer say gives them less incentive to help draw down dollars under DSH.
Eatonfield's executive chairman Paul Williams said: "If shareholders do not approve the resolutions, the directors will not be able to draw down the remaining funds available and there is likely to be a shortfall in funding.
I would like to assure Echo readers that we will only grant a discharge consent if the company can prove that its proposed draw down will not cause any detrimental effect on the Nant Fawr stream, its wildlife or the local environment.
Andrew Boddie, head of marketing at Standard Life Bank, said: "Our research shows that approximately 60pc of customers who use our cash reserve facility to draw down on their mortgage, borrowing at mortgage rates, do so to fund home improvements.
According to Freedman, New York Community Bank's offer was most attractive because of a "draw down" feature allotted to a $180 million chunk of the money.
surfaced when they chose to draw down bank credit lines because they couldn't raise money through the sale of short-term debt.
There is little question that the Conservation Reserve Program appealed to farm and commodity groups because it promised to draw down the surpluses compounding the farm economy's troubles of the mid-1980s.
He stated that our lives depend on the officials who are elected into office and who believe that "big government is a waste and that we need to continue to draw down and right size.
And he suggests CFOs have "extra lines of capital at the ready on which to draw down in different areas of the world for emergencies that are hard to predict now but could halt operations tomorrow.
"In receipt financing, the money goes straight to the bank and I draw down on the line of credit," adds Boyer, "so it's a minimal risk for everybody."