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Otto, German physiologist, 1865-1944. See: Frank-Starling curve.


Unmistakable; manifest; clinically evident.


Etymology: L, francus, forthright
obvious or clinically evident, such as the unequivocal presence of a condition or a disease. An example is frank bleeding.


Unmistakable; manifest; clinically evident.

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Q. Last week my younger son Frank, was punished in school because of kicking and throwing things at students... This is Donald, Last week my younger son Frank, was punished in school because of kicking and throwing things at teacher and on a few students. I don’t know why he behaved like that. I got tensed when I heard about this. What to do with him?

A. Well I think it depends whether or not this is a constant behaviour by your son, or it was only a one time event that he had an explanation for. If he tends to get angry and use violence a lot, you should take action, and let him know this is not acceptable by any means. Counsling might work best. If this was a one time thing, you should let your son know this should not happen again, and try preventing him from day to day activities such as meeting friends or using the computer if this happens again.

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According to earlier reports by Frank, the speedy comets move in the same direction as Earth and overtake it.
It was fun to see how much ownership the kids had in that plan," says Frank.
By suggesting that water from space is filling the oceans, Frank would force scientists to rethink the water cycle.
Individualized academic counseling was provided to assist Frank in scheduling his courseload so that he could balance courses with heavy reading and writing requirements with courses having lighter reading and writing requirements.
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Brooks, the author of Bobos in Paradise, comes in for the most punches, almost all of which connect: Frank faults him for false or misleading statements about everything from high school cafeterias to the voting patterns of Chicago's North Shore.
Frank survived disease for a long time, and he helped others survive too.
Sadly, the real Frank Skinner died of cancer eight years ago at the age of 63 but his son Frank Junior is still alive.
Given the relative commonality of Frank Webb's name--and the fact that he did not always list his middle initial and sometimes went by Francis--some biographers have tended to confuse him with others named F.
1971 Frank Kameny, who was fired in 1957 from his federal government job for being gay, becomes the first openly gay person to run for Congress.
Every year I say this is my last year," says Frank.