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noun A popular term for a psychiatrist, short for ‘headshrinker’
verb To become reduced in size


Vox populi noun A psychiatrist

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Q. After Taxol/Carbo, then Alimta, treatments stopped because tumors no longer shrinking. Anything else to try? I was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer about 6 months ago. Because of the weakness of my lungs due to advanced COPD, the Oncologist ruled out surgery & radiation so Chemo was the only alternative. I am now under Hospice care.

A. this is a question that the oncologist should answer...there are a lot of chemo treatments out there- but not always firring to the type of lung caner. but i'm sure he would suggest them...
look- there's some treatments in clinical trials. check them out maybe there'll be something for you. look under the topic "research":

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The patent-pending device, used with the Shrinker system, provides a practical method of accurately presetting shrink fit tooling within 0.
Briney, for example, has more than 100 installations of its Shrinker Thermo-Contraction Toolholding System in aerospace applications nationwide.
All incorporate Shrinker shrink-fit technology to extend tool life two-to-three times beyond conventional tool holding--resulting in a greater return on the user's tool investments.
Also on display is HSK tooling, VM modular quick change tooling for turning, boring, drilling, threading, grooving and cut-off, as well as Shrinker tools, balanced adapters and HVA aluminum body high-speed milling cutters.
At EMO Paris 99 Bilz introduced its competitively priced tabletop ISG 3000 shrinker unit.
0, three new thick CVD grades (500 series), five new MTCVD grades (400 series), 13 new chipbreakers and hundreds of inserts; a plethora of SpectraMill products; Q8/Q65 silicon nitride ceramic grades; VM Modular Quick Change Lathe Tooling System; shrinker connection system for rotary and lathe applications; HSK connection for rotary applications; and QDT Quick Delivery Tooling.
ratio problems in which two complementary parts are compared with each other or the whole, such as comparing numbers of boys to girls in a class or boys to total students); and stretchers and shrinkers (growth or scale problems; see Lamon, 2005).
Documentary Journey to the Land of the Head Shrinkers.