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1. A hypodermic injection.
2. A small amount given or applied at one time.


Abbreviation for:
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1. lead shot may be eaten by aquatic birds in sufficient amounts to cause lead poisoning.
2. vernacular for injection.

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Q. Should I get a flu shot? I was wondering if one should get a flu shot. Does it even work and protect from the flu?

A. In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. However, it is recommended that certain people should get vaccinated each year. They are either people who are at high risk of having serious flu complications or people who live with or care for those at high risk for serious complications. People who should get vaccinated each year are:
1. Children aged 6 months up to their 19th birthday
2. Pregnant women
3. People 50 years of age and older
4. People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
5. People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
6. People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including: Health care workers, Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu and Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)

Q. what does an insulin shot do? and what is it good for?

A. Insulin is a hormone (substance that controls the activity of the body) that enables muscles and fat to use the glucose (sugar) we get from the diet as a source of energy for activity or for storage as fat. Thus, it lowers the concentration of glucose in the blood. It's produced and secreted from the pancreas, a gland located in the back of the abdomen. When people don't have insulin, or if the body doesn't respond to insulin (essentially diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2, respectively), therapy with insulin helps the body maintain a normal level of glucose. Excessive concentration of glucose in the blood is termed "hyperglycemia" and is deleterious in the long term.

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Q. Does it exist a Birth Control Shot for men?

A. No. Currently there are no available medications for birth control for men. However, there are several other methods, including barrier methods (condom) and more irreversible ones (e.g. vasectomy) which may require a treatment by a surgeon.

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Whatever your player's level of play, he can learn the tactics and tricks of drop shotting by watching the pros, particularly touch artists such as Guillermo Coria (nicknamed "The Magician"), Albert Portas (nick-named "The Drop Shot Dragon"), and Justine Henin-Hardenne.
Boro are the only English team to have beaten Mourinho's Chelsea twice - one of those was a resounding 3-0 over the Champions elect a week after a serious shoeing and the Red Book shotting in a 4-0 mauling by Aston Villa.
His flashy pot shotting had him ahead 8-4 midway through his four-round contest against John Edwards (Golden Gloves) and although the Liverpudlian launched rushing attacks in the second half of the fight, he didn't land with many clean shots and was a shade fortunate to edge out the Coventry boxer 19-18.
CAERNARFONSHIRE county regular Paul Roberts had rounds of 68-70 to win the club championship at NORTH WALES, with nine-handicapper Greg Skaife shotting rounds of 66-69 to win the overall nett championship.
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The power of the pen is awesome, and the gunwriters in their shooting press control a lot of the destiny of the shotting sports.