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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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Here comes the problem with an aging population and a shrinking labor force.
High-capacity communications--from cable to dedicated communication lines to direct satellite links--are not only becoming widespread but competition among carriers is shrinking tariffs.
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.
In the early days of shrink labels, the available inks would change in the shrinking process and show up with dark stripes on the finished product.
The big males may be shrinking most because of their mating habits, suggests Brian Henen of California State University, Northridge.
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.