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Pick

(pik),
Arnold, psychiatrist in Hapsburg Empire, 1851-1924. See: Pick atrophy, Pick bundle, Pick disease.

Pick

(pik),
Friedel, German physician, 1867-1926. See: Pick bodies, Pick disease, Pick syndrome.

Pick

(pik),
Ludwig, German physician, 1868-1935. See: Pick cell, Niemann-Pick cell, Niemann-Pick disease.

pick

1. A sharp, pointed, curved dental instrument used to explore tooth surfaces and restorations for defects.
2. To remove bits of food from teeth.

pick

a sharp-pointed instrument, of varying size and function, e.g. tooth pick, hoof pick.

hoof pick
consists of a palm grip and a stem with a sharp point. Used for picking out debris, especially stones, from between the bars and the frog of horses' hooves.

Patient discussion about pick

Q. Can a low back pain start from picking up something from the oven? My mother has a low back pain. It started five days ago while she picked up a cake from the oven. the pain is always there, it bugs her while she sleeps and it excruciate while she is doing her regular physical activity. What can it be? should we go to our GP? Is there anything we can do to ease the pain except Tylenol? Just for the record my mom is 69 years old, and she has tuberculosis and a heart disease.

A. This is a case where your mom should have an examination by a professional. A chiropractor would be the specialist to deal with back pain and can make any appropriate referrals if necessary.

Q. I have a low back pain that radiates to my leg when i pick up stuff. Is it a disc herniation? I am a 43 years old bank teller. During the past 5 months I've suffered from a low back pain. The pain is not very strong, but it gets much worse while doing physical activity. When i walk or lift heavy things the pain is even stronger, and it radiates to my left leg. Can it be signs for disc herniation?

A. It's possible that you have a nerve impingement from a disc herniation, but not necessarily so. What you need to know is that even if you have a herniated disc, the question is what would the recommended treatment be?
90% or more of herniated discs resolve without surgical treatment within 6 months. MRI imaging is generally only indicated if one is considering surgery; in other words, your pain and neurological status is such that surgery is clinically indicated. Then, an MRI may be helpful for the surgeon. If surgery is not indicated based on clinical/symptoms, then it probably is unwise to get an MRI. They often show abnormalities that are simply 'red herrings' and often prompt people to proceed with surgery that really is not needed. Beware!

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Felines such as bobcats and cougars eat only meat, and their stringy, blackened scat contains undigested fur and bones, said Dey as he picked apart some found along the trail.
He picked apart the first dossier published last September, prior to the "dodgy dossier" in February, telling the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee it was "fundamentally flawed".
Senior quarterback Britt Cecil, who completed just 17 of 38 passes for no touchdowns over the Spartans' previous four games this season, picked apart a vulnerable Poly secondary, completing 12 of 17 attempts for 237 yards and three touchdowns.
Peter Taylor's double bill of films was painstaking as it picked apart the security errors that let Magee plant his bomb three weeks before the conference, then recalled the intelligence work that captured him and stopped another bombing campaign.
How hard was it for Kobe to hear boos at the All-Star Game in his hometown of Philadelphia, and to see his flashes of belligerence - as well as his haircuts and jewelry - picked apart by the amateur psychologists in the papers?
To me, it's very sad because I'm looking at a nucleus of a pretty good football team that's being picked apart,'' Kearin said.
However, if parents really picked apart the symbolism, they just might begin to understand that this cute movie is really about the occult.
Last season, San Francisco receiver Terrell Owens picked apart the Bears for an NFL-record 20 receptions.
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