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fast

 [fast]
1. immovable, or unchangeable; resistant to the action of a specific drug, stain, or destaining agent.
2. abstention from food.

fast

(fast),
1. Durable; resistant to change; applied to stained microorganisms that cannot be decolorized.
See also: acid-fast.
2. To not eat.
[A.S. foest, firm, fixed]

fast

(fast)
1. immovable, or unchangeable; resistant to the action of a specific agent, such as a stain or destaining agent.
2. abstention from food, or from food and liquid.
3. to abstain from food, or from food and liquid.

fast

(făst)
intr.v. fasted, fasting, fasts
1. To abstain from food.
2. To eat very little or abstain from certain foods, especially as a religious discipline.
n.
1. The act or practice of abstaining from or eating very little food.
2. A period of such abstention or self-denial.

fast

1 adj, resistant to change, especially to the action of a specific medication or chemical, as a staining agent.
2 n, abstinence from all or certain foods. See also fasting.
3 adj, occurring quickly and in a short span of time.

FAST

Face Arm Speech Test. A validated clinical instrument used to evaluate people with sudden onset of neurological symptoms, for stroke or transient ischaemic attack.

Face Arm Speech Test
Facial weakness—Can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
Arm weakness—Can the person raise both arms?
Speech problems—Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
Test all three symptoms.

fast

Nutrition A period of abstinence from solid foods or fluids as well, which may be required of a Pt before general surgery or before obtaining a specimen of blood for certain analytes. See 72-hr fast, Vegetable juice fast, Water fast Vox populi Vroom. (!).

fast

(fast)
1. Durable; resistant to change; applied to stained microorganisms that cannot be decolorized.
See also: acid-fast
2. Abstinence from ingesting food.
[A.S. foest, firm, fixed]

fast

(fast)
1. Durable; resistant to change; applied to stained microorganisms that cannot be decolorized.
See also: acid-fast
2. Abstinence from ingesting food.
[A.S. foest, firm, fixed]

fast

1. immovable or unchangeable; resistant to the action of a specific drug, stain or destaining agent.
2. quick.

fast death factor
in algal poisoning caused by cyanobacteria of water bloom; microcystin, a cyclic decapeptide.
fast feathering
at one day of age, chicks with the gene K+ at the Z-linked feathering locus have longer primary feathers than those with the Ks gene. The difference can be used to determine sex at an early age. See also z-linked sexing.
fast muscles
muscles which respond to stimulation quickly and have a fast rate of contraction. They tend to be 'white' muscles but the association is not absolute.
fast twitch muscle fibers
fast twitch glycolytic cells adapted for rapid contraction for short periods, obtaining energy almost exclusively by anaerobic metabolism.

Patient discussion about fast

Q. Is it true that fasting (occasionally) is good for health? Many people say that fasting helps the body clean itself, it there a truth behind this?

A. Fasting does help "clean" the intestine for a short period of time. I cannot say it is especially recommended medically-wise to fast every now and then, because our bodies are functioned to digest food and there is usually no problem doing so, and an occasional fast does not show any benefitial healthy effects on the GI system.

Q. how to loose a beer gutt fast!

A. exercise by doing high intensity interval training and cut back on eating junk and drinking beer.

Q. What is a fast and effective way to get bigger biceps and triceps? I am one of the regular goers to gym for the past 6 months and I am very fond of disposing my biceps and triceps. What is a fast and effective way to get bigger biceps and triceps?

A. I would not do any curls at all. Instead focus on multi joint, compound movements. Try back workouts, pull ups, chin ups, etc.

These will work your biceps. Make sure to go as heavy as possible without hurting yourself, and consume protein. The rest and drink alot of water. Sleep adequately.

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