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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

Patient discussion about shrink

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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Matte areas or glitter ink provide contrast between a glossy shrink film surface and the bling of shiny foils.
My shrink says you're stifling my creativity and that you have control issues
However, some thermally excited ytterbium ions expel an electron and therefore shrink just enough to compensate for the lattice expansion.
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A newly designed white filmic facestock shrinks to fit curves at the ends of a can (with a shrink ratio up to 20%), to ensure a premium brand image.
Again, this occurs because the core restricts the ability of the part to shrink away from the cavity surface.
7) ``Shrink art'' lets you make, wrap, heat and shrink tiite confetti
Although most materials grow when they get hot, zirconium tungstate does the exact opposite--it shrinks.
Wool shrinks because of the structure of sheep's hair.
It shrinks at a very low temperature, which in turn means that you can turn down the tunnels that are used to shrink the labels.
One challenge is to make sure the ink is flexible enough so that when the material shrinks, it doesn't crack, break or cause dark streaks when the pigments bundle up as it shrinks," says Gates.