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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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Clare was sitting in studious solitude over his books and his green tea, with his favorite black cat to keep him company, he heard footsteps in the passage -- the door opened -- and Frank stood before him.
He could not have looked up more calmly from his learned volume if Frank had been absent for three minutes instead of three years.
The plain facts, as stated by the engineer, were briefly these: Frank was not possessed of the necessary abilities to fit him for his new calling; and it was useless to waste time by keeping him any longer in an employment for which he had no vocation.
With these commentaries on the letter, the kind-hearted gentleman patted Frank on the shoulder.
I beg your pardon," began Frank, attempting, at this point, to enter his protest.
It's a compliment, I know, to be asked to act," said Frank, in great embarrassment.
At the steps, she turned and looked round to see if Frank was following her.
Don't grab a package of Hebrew National Reduced Fat Beef Franks.
This was the second time the Franks had been forced to flee their home.
When you get a telephone call, as I did last August, from Congressman Gary Franks wanting to talk about affirmative action, you pay attention.
Republican Gary Franks is still a member of the CBC, but the relationship is tense.