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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture


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

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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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Professional Stick-in-the-Mud: According to the survey, 24 percent of Americans think of accountants as the profession most associated with the phrase "stick-in-the-mud" * Fun in the Mud: The two celebrities Americans would most like to wrestle in the mud are Texans Jessica Simpson (38 percent of American men) and Matthew McConaughey (44 percent of American women)(1) * You're a Stick-in-the-Mud: In the survey, 47 percent of Americans said someone "wanting to leave a sporting event before the end of the game in order to beat the traffic" would be considered a stick-in-the-mud About the Jeep Brand