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

shrink

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":
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lungcancer.html#cat27

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To raise the return on capital in the face of a shrinking labor force, China has to keep a loose monetary policy bias in the long-term, as low interest rates are needed to stimulate investment.
The glaciers are shrinking more and more every year and there is much less snowpack to feed the rivers.
Since the cost of today's technology--both hardware and software--is shrinking, one would expect tax software prices to shrink, too.
Although the capital-to-asset ratio of New England banks has been increasing in the past two years, this improvement is primarily the result of shrinking assets rather than of capital growth.
But the world is also shrinking in the sense that there are more political and economic refugees on a global basis than ever before; shrinking in the sense that there are more starving pople than ever before; shrinking in the sense that the population explosion continues and more and more people demand space, food, clothes, homes, and all the paraphernalia modern technology churns out to the benefit of the consumers.
Every shrink label must undergo heat, and the ink not only has to endure that process and maintain its integrity, it also has to appear unaffected by the physical process of shrinking.
So, he questions whether shrinking would boost foraging efficiency and trim nutritional needs enough to matter.
After a long discussion, though, board members agreed to wait a week to decide whether schools should have the option of shrinking kindergarten classes to 20 students if they had space, or make team teaching their only option.
Because these systems measure line speed at the nip rolls, they cannot account for film shrinking or stretching between the nip and the winder.
By shrinking through the encoding and reformatting process, it eliminates the destructive compression techniques used by all competitive technologies such as MPEG and JPEG.
According to Norris, "Film manufacturers have developed very high shrink films capable of shrinking to extreme contours with percentage shrinks achieving 75 percent plus.
Its structure revealed how the compound could be staging its incredible shrinking act.