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1. a substance that flows readily in its natural state.
2. flowing readily; neither solid nor gaseous.
liquid diet a diet limited to the intake of liquids or foods that can be changed to a liquid state; it may be restricted to clear liquids or it may be a full liquid diet.
Clear Liquid Diet. This is a temporary diet of clear liquids without residue. It is not nutritionally adequate, and is used in some acute illnesses and infections, postoperatively (especially after gastrointestinal surgery), and to reduce fecal matter in the colon. Foods allowed include water, tea, coffee, fat-free broth, carbonated beverages, synthetic fruit juices, plain gelatin, and sugar.
Full Liquid Diet. This diet can be nutritionally adequate with careful planning. It is used for acute gastritis, as a transition between clear liquid and soft diet, and in conditions in which there is intolerance to solid food. Milk, strained soups, and fruit juices are allowed. Foods that liquefy at body temperature, such as ice cream, flavored gelatin, and soft custards, can be included. Cereal gruels and eggnogs are allowed. When a full liquid diet is used as a tube feeding it must be of a consistency that will allow easy passage through the tube. Most full liquid diets are given in feedings every 2 to 4 hours.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

liq·uid (l),

1. An inelastic substance (for example, water) that is neither solid nor gaseous and in which the molecules are relatively free to move with respect to each other yet still are restricted by intermolecular forces.
2. Flowing like water.
[L. liquidus]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. An inelastic substance, like water, which is neither solid nor gaseous and in which the molecules are relatively free to move with respect to each other yet still are restricted by intermolecular forces.
2. Flowing like water.
[L. liquidus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about liquid

Q. I need some liquid diet program to reduce my weight. This is Goodday of 23 years old. I need some liquid diet program to reduce my weight.

A. Hi I’m following a liquid diet program by drinking a protein shake 3 to 4 times a day along with 3 small meals. Initially start by taking protein shake every 3 hours for a total of 4 shakes with no other foods. Do it for some time and not all days. If you follow this diet for 3 days/week then you can lose 1 pound each week on this program.

Q. I am planning to have a liquid diet to reduce my weight and to get shape. Is liquid or solid diet a nutritious and best diet? I am planning to have a liquid diet to reduce my weight and to get shape.

A. It’s a debatable issue to be frank. Liquid diet are emphasized to suite the calorie requirements for the dieters. General researches have shown that both give the same amount of nutrition. But one cannot survive with the liquid diet. You can have sold diet also that is less in fat content to meet your calorie requirement. Liquid diets are blunt to taste. But from the level of nutrition, no such differences are found. Irrespective of liquid or solid diet, one must watch out the calorie requirements to suit him/her.

Q. I need to take an iron supplement. Is there any difference in effectiveness; liquid vs.pills? Any suggestions?

A. There is not much difference between oral pills or liguid. Both are efficient if taken properly and both have side effects that are considered disturbing such as constipation, bad taste and nausea.

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BSP Deputy Governor Francisco Dakila said the bulk of the liquidity in the financial system goes to production activities.
"CBK was in the market Wednesday to mop up Sh12 billion worth of liquidity through its open-market operations.The CBK mainly relies on the repo instrument when mopping up liquidity, but due to their short-term nature the funds quickly find their way back into the market compelling the CBK to go back frequently to maintain the level of liquidity it considers optimal.
The BSP said the Monetary Board also approved enhancements to the LCR and Minimum Liquidity Ratio (MLR) guidelines in response to feedback received as a result of the BSP's continuing dialogue with the banking industry.
"This is the fifth liquidity providing agreement signed by Al Ramz Capital and the first on the Nasdaq Dubai.
Following the occurrence of an event of default under the liquidity facility, JPM may direct the IPA to immediately stop the issuance of any additional notes.
In a region where investors have historically struggled with liquidity, the Liquidity Provision product offers companies the means to guarantee a tight bid/ask spread and increase the daily turnover of shares which in turn renders investment less risky and reduces cost of capital.
DFM registered Sico in line with guidelines issued by the UAE's main financial regulatory body, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), which stipulates that the ownership of a liquidity provider cannot exceed five per cent of the listed company's shares and that issuers have the right to assign multiple liquidity providers.
Financial covenants in loan documentation weakened in 2017, which is negative from a lender's perspective insofar as it reduces creditor protection, but can also reduce, or delay, potential liquidity pressure emanating from a covenant breach.
The NSFR is adopted to complement the liquidity coverage ratio which covers a shorter period of over 30 days in which a bank will hold sufficient high quality liquid assets that can be easily converted into cash to service their liquidity requirements, said the BSP.
The aim of the LCR is to strengthen regulations and promote a more resilient banking sector, ensure a bank has high-liquidity assets that can meet its needs for a 30-day stress scenario, meet the Net Stable Funding Ratio (a metric for liquidity) and improve the banking sector's ability to absorb shocks, "thus reducing the risk of spillover from the financial sector to the real economy," according to the website of the Basel-based financial institution for the world's central banks, the Bank for International Settlements.
"Being a premier provider of Liquidity Provision services in the region with active mandates to companies listed on the DFM and the ADX, has definitely brought increased liquidity to these companies and we look forward to sign up more corporates over the coming months." Mohammed Al-Murtada Al Dandashi, Managing Director of Al Ramz Corporation said.
The UAE Central Bank withdrew AED3.1 billion in excess liquidity during August, bringing the total withdrawals to AED11.3 billion in two months, UAE state news agency WAM reported.