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verb A regional term meaning to inject a drug.


A title used in the UK for a female (e.g., surgeon) who may or may not be married.


Modified Injury Severity Scale. A method for quantifying paediatric multi-trauma injuries (excluding burns). MISS categorising injuries into five body areas (neurologic, face and neck, chest, abdomen and pelvic contents, extremities and pelvic girdle), each with a score of 1 (minor) to 5 (critical with uncertain survival); the total score is the sum of the squares of the three most injured body regions.
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Modified Injury Severity Scale Urgent care A method for quantifying pediatric multi-trauma (excluding burns) injuries; MISS is the sum of the squares of the 3 most injured body regions, after the AMA's abbreviated injury scale–AIS, substituting the Glasgow coma scale for neurologic evaluation. See Glasgow coma scale.
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Patient discussion about miss

Q. I have missed 2 periods and had my tubes tied. What could be wrong? I went to the doctor and she didnt even do an exam. She said dont worry until I have missed for 6 months.

A. go to enather dr. you have to be shure.

Q. can a woman ger pregnant if she misses a few birth control pills? my girlfriend missed 2 this month and now her period is a bit late. should I be woried?

A. Even on birth control it is possible to get pregnant. Birth control pills are not always 100% perfect in preventing pregnancy. Has she ever missed any pills in the past? Her body may be trying to re-adjust and that can be a reason why she is "late."

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One in five (22 per cent) shoppers have had more than one package go missing in the last five years, while one in 20 have had five or more packages undelivered, the study found.
"For a long time we have been complacent about children and young people who go missing, and in particular those who go missing regularly.
"For those children or young people in the looked after system we have set up an initiative to reduce the number who go missing. We do group work to look at the risks associated with going missing from home or care, and, essentially, to stop repeating and make the young person understand the risks."
"Dealing with reports of individuals who repeatedly go missing does take up considerable time and resources, but each case is treated on its merits according to the level of risk involved." Of the reports Northumbria Police investigated, 42 involved children aged younger than five.
Barnardo's wants the Government's Missing Persons Taskforce to ensure its action plan sets out a clear multi-agency response to children who go missing who are at high risk of abuse by pimps.
Among those who have had a pet go missing, 61% never saw them again and 26% think their cat or dog was stolen.
And 16 per cent go missing due to problems such as nervous breakdown or dementia.
Generally, the number of children in care is rising - and so is the number who go missing. There are currently 102,590 children being looked after by local authorities, according to recent figures.
Councils across Merseyside have programmes in place to try and protect children who go missing.
She said: "I want to appeal to every mother out there, every father, every sister, every brother, every person who knows what it means to have someone go missing, to make that extra effort, to go that extra mile and keep your ears open."
He said: "When children frequently go missing it puts them at increased risk of harm and this can include being groomed by individuals and gangs who specifically target vulnerable youngsters for sexual exploitation." Children's Commissioner Keith Towler said: "I'm alarmed to learn of these recent figures in relation to the numbers of looked-after children being reported missing by local authorities.
Mr Fletcher's family said at the time he went missing that it was out of character for him to go missing.