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stick

Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture

stick

[Shortening of for needlestick]
A colloquial term for puncture, esp. the puncturing of the skin or a blood vessel.

Patient discussion about stick

Q. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet? My friend is following Fixed-menu diet which I didn’t hear before. He told that he is in diet but he is taking some of the food which he likes. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet?

A. Of course, your friend may be under diet control. I will tell you what fixed menu diet means? A fixed-menu diet provides a list of all the foods you will eat. The merits of this kind of diet are that it can be easy to follow because the foods are selected for you. However the demerit of this type of diet is that you get only few varieties of food which will make the diet boring and it will be hard to follow. If you start with a fixed-menu diet, it is easy to follow.

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Suppose 'm you no like 'm five stick then you fella boy go to hell close up.
Because this stick, though originally a very handsome one has been so knocked about that I can hardly imagine a town practitioner carrying it.
The debtor took his stick again, and bowing his head left the court.
I caught hold of the stick with my hands, but such was his strength that he jerked me into the crevice.
One Ear strained the full length of the stick toward the intruder and whined with eagerness.
Following the memorandum as our guide, we next laid my stick in the necessary direction, as neatly as we could, on the uneven surface of the rocks.
Gryphus flourished his stick above his head, but Van Baerle moved not, and remained standing with his arms akimbo.
The weapon is a good stout ash stick with a large basket handle, heavier and somewhat shorter than a common single-stick.
The stick untied from Jerry's neck told the tale of her perfidy and incensed Lamai, who sprang between and deflected the blow with a stone poi-pounder that might have brained Jerry.
It's a good dog that sticks up for its bone," Billy championed.
She roughly forced the stick into my hand; she turned her poor shapeless shoulders to me; waiting for the blow.
He made himself a sling with rubber bands and a forked stick and went off by himself to gather nuts.

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