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An involuntary delay or inability in starting the urinary stream.
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An involuntary delay or inability in starting the urinary stream.
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Involuntary delay in initiating urination. This symptom may be caused by drugs, such as tricyclic antidepressants, by abnormal relaxation of the detrusor muscle of the bladder, by prostatic hyperplasia, urethral stricture, and other urinary tract disorders.
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Q. Don't hesitate to post even if you know small tips. I’m 24, female and I am addicted to alcohol. I’m wondering if there is any permanent cure for alcoholism. Don't hesitate to post even if you know small tips.

A. Hey, come on! you're still very young. The best way to quit alcohol is by HAVING IN MIND (correct! that's the power of mind) that you WANT to QUIT.

the environmental support will mean a lot, so if you think that you're surrounded by non-supporting people, you have to find the antidote, if it is needed you can move to a new place, with a new environment, and surely with the new supporting groups.

Q. My 5 years old son with autism is hesitant to try with new foods. My 5 years old son with autism is hesitant to try with new foods. His diet consists of goldfish crackers, Ritz bits, Cheese and fruit puffs... that's it. He used to eat fruit, but now he is not willing to try anything. We have had all the GI tests; everything is fine. We give him gummy style vitamins with fruit snacks, thank god he takes those. We need some fresh ideas for introducing food. Any ideas…

A. As your son is rejecting entire food groups, you must consult a specialist. The only thing is that he must have lost on his hunger and he eats what he only likes. You can try like stopping any foods for a day say on holiday and feed on fruit puffs and check if his hunger comes back and he should be eating what is available. Or you can give him different recipes and find if he likes any.

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Thirtyfive years later, Nicholas Parsons continues to attempt - and mostly succeed - in keeping control over a rollcall of celebrity contenders attempting to talk on a subject for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
James Shulman's "The Pale Cast of Thought" undertakes a comprehensive discussion of many epics, beginning with Aeneas's moment of hesitation before killing Turnus in Virgil's Aeneid and proceeding to similar moments in Renaissance epics by Ariosto, Tasso, Spenser, and Milton.
Another major cause for hesitation is the possibility that the historical records have painted a false picture of climate change during the last century.
He said: "I've known Danny since he was a toddler and when he invited me to the opening of Terra Sana II, I had no hesitation."
I believe it's more important, healthier, and even holier to let go of our fears and just paint or write a book or sew a dress or invent a better clothes' hanger than to let the right brain be fenced in and stifled by the left brain's hesitations. No one needs to see the end result or product.
After a brief hesitation, the music and the dancing begin again.
I have no hesitation in urging President-Elect Clinton, New York Governor Cuomo and Mayor Dinkins to implement public works programs as quickly as possible in 1993.
FORMER Albion Rovers ace Paul Quinn has revealed he had no hesitation taking a step down the divisions.
If he is then I would have no hesitation whatsoever about playing him in England's Euro 2008 qualifying games against Russia and Estonia.
She refused to undergo an abortion in order to save her own life, saying, "If you must choose between me and the baby, no hesitation; choose--and I demand it--the baby." On April 28, 1962, seven days after her child, Gianna Emanuela, was born, Blessed Gianna died at Monza, Italy.
But when his beloved older brother Tom has to go to another town for treatment for his bone cancer, Matt has no hesitation about leaving his team and his hometown behind to be with Tom.
About two weeks later, after some hesitation over whether to proceed, it launched "Habitat Tour 2001" with the first of three Thursday evening lectures-cum-performances that accompanied a room-size installation.