four Fs


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Epidemiology A mnemonic for the 4 typical ‘vectors’ for transmission of pathogens by the oral-enteric route, which is most characteristic of salmonellosis
Gastroenterology A mnemonic with clinical currency which corresponds to the four factors which place a person at increased risk of gallbladder disease (e.g, cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis): Fat, female, fertile (or flatulent), forty or older
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four Fs

Fat, female, flatulent, forty A mnemonic with clinical currency as factors classically associated with cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The 56-year-old, who dominated the world of professional Latin American dance in the 1980s and 1990s, has said she will be "the four Fs: fun, firm, feisty and fair".
Chicago, IL, October 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Business leaders and communicators have been clicking, reading and sharing leadership communication expert David Grossman's checklists for years - everything from the four Fs of feedback to the seven requirements of a strategic messaging methodology.
Fifa always demand from his referees to abide by the Four Fs: fit, fair, fearless and firm.
In the present study, three (FF, FFX and AS) of the four FS showed similar results with respect to retention, marginal integrity and the presence of caries.
Package 1--To be eligible for the purchase of two black SCAR 16S carbines, dealers must purchase four FNAR rifles (SKUs 3108929100 or 3108929250); four FS 2000 Standard carbines (SKU 3835980240); and any four PS 90 carbines in stock.
The Foundation scored the government with four Fs, two Es and just one C in seven key areas of lung cancer treatment.
Like Town, 105-year-old Rovers - whose Hoops nickname comes from their Celtic-like green and white kit - had a glory period in the Twenties, when their 'Four Fs' forward line of Fullam, Fagan, Farrell and Flood captured the imagination of Dublin's football followers.
The grades aren't good: Four Fs, a D, a C, a B and just one A.
218), emphasizing, however, that the implications of culture for language learning and use ate in fact more complex than "the four Fs." Karmich (1993) also noted that culture in language learning is not an extended fifth skill; it is always in the background for learners, challenging their ability to make sense of the world around them.
Your best bet lies closer to home, possibly under your own roof, and certainly with what Bygrave calls the Four Fs: founders, family, friends and foolhardy strangers.
Use finishes, furniture, fabrics, flooring (the four Fs) which have low to no chemical emissions.