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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

(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

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]

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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Here are some quick tips for diabetes patients who decide to fast:
It is important for Muslims to fast during Ramadan because it allows them to be devoted to their faith and to come closer to God.
In another Tradition Ummul Mu'mineen 'Aishah, Radi-Allahu anha, says, ' that the Holy Prophet (PBUH), would sometimes begin to fast continuously until we thought he would not stop fasting, and sometimes he used to stop fasting until we thought he would never fast.
Longer fasts of three or more days can decrease metabolism.
The investigators found that mean placental weight and ratio of placental weight to birth weight was lower in the newborns, whose mother fasted.9 And this was also affected by the gender of the baby.
Those who need insulin to control their diabetes are generally advised not to fast. However, if they choose to, they must consult a doctor before Ramazan to make sure that they are able to look after themselves properly.
Drinks based on milk and fruit provide some natural sugars and nutrients - these are also good to break the fast but avoid drinking a lot of drinks with added sugars after breaking the fast as these can high calorie content;
Zayd, may God be pleased with him, is that the Prophet, peace upon him, frequently fasted during Sha'ban, as is supported by a tradition mentioned by A'isha, may God be pleased with her.
As the Ramadan fast only lasts from dawn till dusk, the body's energy can be replaced in the pre-dawn and dusk meals.
In a world of abundance and limitless food options, it may seem strange (self-indulgent?) to fast. But perhaps it will be a key to help us continue the species for a couple more generations.
While Muslims fast during the day, they compensate by eating through the night, just the opposite of what the rest of the country is doing.
People exempt from fasting during Ramadan can make up the missed fasts later.